Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 22nd, 2005
Investigators from Canada "analyzed online consumer health information related to screening tests to see how well this information meets known standards for supporting the understanding of test uncertainty." They analyzed "MedlinePlus documents regarding maternal serum screening (6), prostate-specific antigen testing (6), and screening mammography (6)."
Burkell and Campbell noted, "This study showed that most sites conscientiously report that tests are less than 100% accurate, but few provide important details about the level of uncertainty associated with test...
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