Breast cancer screening – why do physicians continue to ignore national guidelines?’

When research shows breast cancer screening participants are more likely to experience more harms than benefits, why do physicians continue to ignore national guidelines and recommend screening mammography?

“There have been many explanations over the years for why physicians perform tests and procedures for which there is no evidence of benefit – or, in this case, where there is actual evidence of harm.’

Physician Adherence to Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Deborah Grady, Rita F. Redberg.

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2617273

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