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Quality control in cervical cancer screening in the UK should target false negatives

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The number of false negative results detected under the UK cervical screening programme could be reduced if the focus of quality assurance systems were changed, says a new study. An investigation into why false negatives occur and how they could be reduced has found that there are quantitative differences between false negatives and true positives, according to a study in the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Pathology (1999;52:358-62).

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