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'Computer algo' blamed for 450k UK women failing to receive breast screening invite

ibmalone Silver badge

Re: The real question is...

It's not as simple as that. Screening is... screening. It gets you sent on for further investigation and tests, not straight on to treatment. Yes, there will still be false positives at the end of that process, but not at the screening false positive rate. That's the kind of thing you take into account when you decide whether to do a screening programme.

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