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Newspaper Reporting of Screening Mammography

Jane Wells, MBChB, MFPHM, MSc; Phillip Marshall, BSc; Barbara Crawley, MSc; and Kay Dickersin, MA, PhD
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From University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.

Acknowledgments: The authors thank Paul van Nevel and Melissa Taylor at the National Cancer Institute and Lisa Bero and Gail Kennedy at the University of California, San Francisco, for information and advice; Helen Kelm for performing data entry; and our reviewers for their helpful comments.

Grant Support: By the Public Health training program, Oxford Regional Health Authority, United Kingdom (Dr. Wells), and the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine summer student program (Mr. Marshall).

Requests for Single Reprints: Jane Wells, MBChB, MFPHM, MSc, Health Services Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford, Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road, Oxford OX3 7LF, United Kingdom; e-mail, jane.wells@berks-ha.nhs.uk.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Wells: Health Services Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford, Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road, Oxford OX3 7LF, United Kingdom.

Mr. Marshall: Hanover Family Practice, 9376 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville, VA.

Ms. Crawley: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Care Financing Administration, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244.

Dr. Dickersin: Department of Community Health, Brown University School of Medicine, 169 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02912.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: J. Wells, K. Dickersin.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: J. Wells, K. Dickersin.

Drafting of the article: J. Wells.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: J. Wells, P. Marshall, K. Dickersin.

Final approval of the article: J. Wells, P. Marshall, K. Dickersin.

Provision of study materials or patients: J. Wells.

Statistical expertise: K. Dickersin.

Obtaining of funding: J. Wells.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: B. Crawley, K. Dickersin.

Collection and assembly of data: J. Wells, P. Marshall.

Ann Intern Med. 2001;135(12):1029-1037. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-135-12-200112180-00006
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Newspapers are important sources of information about scientific and medical topics, not only for the general public but also for the scientific and medical communities and for policymakers (14). They can provide a forum for opinion and debate, give advice and make recommendations, set the public agenda by identifying newsworthy topics, and affect public policy and medical and scientific research (48).

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Newspaper Reporting about Mammography To Screen for Breast Cancer

The summary below is from the full report titled “Newspaper Reporting of Screening Mammography.” It is in the 18 December 2001 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 135, pages 1029-1037). The authors are J Wells, P Marshall, B Crawley, and K Dickersin.


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