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

Smooth Newt

Re: The real question is...

Based on a 2012 study, for every 10,000 women screened 129 will be false positives.

So in half a million "not inviteds" that's 6,450 who weren't unnecessarily treated.

Puts the number of, purely theoretical, deaths into perspective,

I doubt you would consider it a "purely theoretical death" if it was your wife or mother who died because her breast cancer went undetected until it was too late.

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