Hundreds of Women in England May Have Died Because They Did Not Receive Invitations for Breast Cancer Screenings

May 9, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​As many as 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening, according to a May 2, 2018, article from The BBC. Beginning at age 50, women are invited to be screened for breast cancer in England every three years until their 71st birthday. Due to an error related to a computer algorithm, as many as 450,000 women age 68 to 71 did not receive their final invitations between 2008 and 2018.

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