Slide 33. Evidence of Harms: False Positive Testing with Mammography

Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations

Slide 33. Evidence of Harms: False Positive Testing with Mammography

Evidence of Harms: False Positive Testing with Mammography

  • Estimated risk of false positive testing after 10 mammograms (all ages): 21-49%
  • Estimated risk of false positive testing after 10 mammograms in women aged 40-49: 56%

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Internet Citation: Slide 33. Evidence of Harms: False Positive Testing with Mammography: Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/webinars/tfmethods/tfmethodsld33.html