Friday, June 19, 2015

Study: “Teaching Session” Dissuaded Primary Care Physicians From Recommending Screening Mammography To Women In Their 40s

Aunt Minnie (6/19, Yee) reports, “The number of primary care physicians who would recommend screening mammography to women in their 40s plummeted after they received information in a ‘teaching session’ about the ‘harms’ of screening, according to” research published in the May issue of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. At first, “more than 82% of primary care physicians and nurses said they would recommend screening mammography to women in their 40s,” the study found. However, “that number fell to less than 9% after doctors and nurses received what the researchers called a teaching session, using content based on the breast screening criteria issued in 2009 by the US Preventive Services Task Force.” 

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