Eilish O'Regan: Public trust in the accuracy of screening is crucial
Public trust in national cancer screening programmes is vital to achieve necessary take-up.
For that reason there must be no cutting corners when it comes to quality assurance, given that no screening is perfect with a 100pc accuracy rate all the time.
It is tragic that 13 patients involved in the BowelScreen programme had their cancers probably missed due to the method of colonoscopy used at Wexford General Hospital, which was not invasive enough.
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