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

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Re: So manslaughter is OK

Would it count as manslaughter? These people died of natural causes, and were going to anyway. Failing to spot that they needed treatment isn't really manslaughter, otherwise every single death of someone untreated would make a doctor liable.

It's definitely a bad thing, but surely it's better to spot/treat/screen most people and miss a few than stop anyone trying to do this in the future for fear of litigation?

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