Counterintuitive Predictions—Princess272

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Blind Summary

This article shows signs of being about revealing the issues with doctors successfully diagnosing breast cancer. There are many different ways to make the success of diagnosing breast cancer rate higher, but they are not being utilized by clinics and doctors across the nation. Doctors who misread these mammograms are not being held accountable for misdiagnosing these procedures, which in turn does not make these doctors to improve.

E08 Blind Summary – darnell18

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Blind Summary:

This article seems to focus around the main point of mammograms and how successful trained professionals are in conducting them. An overwhelmingly high amount of tumors are missed when mammograms are performed. A raise is the success rate of detecting tumors via mammograms is desired for the near future. Something like this is clearly easier said than done, but lives are at stake and we have the technology to reach the success rate that we are aiming for.

Counterintuitive Predictions – bluedream1997

  1. Women who find out how many cancers their doctors miss in routine mammograms stop getting mammograms.

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  1. Radiologists who perform mammograms are held accountable for the accuracy of their readings.

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  1. A doctor who finds hundreds of tumors in a year and a half, but who misses 10, is almost always fired.

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  1. Doctors who read only a few mammograms a month are removed from film-reading teams so that they read none at all.

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  1. Publishing the failure rates of radiologists improves their accuracy to the best the discipline can achieve.

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  1. The best technique for improving diagnosis accuracy has been adopted by almost no radiology departments.

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  1. Congress demands that radiologists be held accountable for their accuracy at detecting tumors in mammogram films.

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  1. The 20,000 US doctors who read breast X-rays are trained to do so; their accuracy is known and tested.

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  1. The medical profession accepts that, to varying degrees, all doctors make the same mistakes.

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  1. Doctors who do mammographies follow up with those patients to discover whether their diagnoses were correct.

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  1. Doctors appreciate knowing whether they missed actual tumors or misread the “shadows and swirls” of a mammogram as a tumor.

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  1. The “shame” of confronting an incorrect diagnosis is a valuable teaching tool for doctors who diagnose cancers from mammograms.

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  1. An accuracy rate of 80% in detecting cancers from mammograms is something to brag about.

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  1. The best doctor to head a radiology department is a squeamish physician who trained as a lawyer and prefers not to deal with patients “and their blood.”

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  1. Radiology can be tracked well statistically because patients either have tumors or they don’t.

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  1. When the director of the radiology department discovers a way to improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses, his method is immediately embraced by hospital administrators.

false/reasonable/moral

  1. When New York hospitals began to publish their surgeons’ heart surgery successes and failures, the death rate fell by 40%.

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  1. The falling death rate meant that heart surgeons were doing more careful work.

false/reasonable/right

  1. Hospitals that reduce their false diagnoses proudly advertise that they “make 20% fewer errors” than their competitors.

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  1. Publishing the error rates of mammography radiologists results in an uncertain but significant number of cancer deaths in women who avoid testing.

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  1. A radiologist who is known to have missed a tumor is likely to have missed a dozen out of 3000 he declared to be tumor-free.

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  1. Out of those 3000, when 250 were scanned again, and 30 were biopsied, 10 were found to have cancers he had missed.

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  1. Finding those 10 cancers was reported as a front-page medical scandal instead of a triumph of an enlightened new technique for avoiding missed diagnoses.

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  1. Many of the 250 women who were told they needed followup were angry.

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  1. Of the ten whose cancers were missed by the first doctor but discovered in followup screenings, most sued the hospital for malpractice.

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  1. The doctor who missed the 10 tumors felt he had been treated unfairly, that only 3 of the cancers could be blamed on him, and that his error rate was acceptable.

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  1. After being fired, he was hired as a fill-in radiologist in five states bordering North Carolina.

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  1. The radiologists on the terminated doctor’s team supported him, not the hospital, and resent having their work scrutinized and their failure rates published.

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  1. While some doctors read 14,000 films a year, and others fewer than 500, failure rates are very similar.

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  1. Doctors who read just 500 films a year get re-assigned to other work since their sample size is too small to determine their accuracy.

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  1. Doctors who are “fired” from film reading based on low volume are relieved to have the diagnostic responsibility taken from them.

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  1. Doctors would rather bring a patient back for a second look or a biopsy than miss a tumor.

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  1. Doctors are much happier to find evidence on the film of a cancer that has “been around for awhile.”

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  1. Routinely experiencing the shame of missed diagnoses in tests every four months builds confidence in radiologists.

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  1. Most hospitals send out lists of actual missed tumors or “false negatives” to their radiologists every year so they can study the films they misinterpreted.

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  1. The Kaiser Permanente department has learned to detect various “presentations” of tumors on film by studying films of actual missed tumors after the fact.

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  1. In North Carolina, for every two cancers radiologists find, they miss one.

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  1. If the results at Kaiser Permanente were replicated nationwide, better than 80% of cancers would be found and 10,000 more cancers would be correctly detected each year.

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  1. False positives are easy to track, but almost nobody tracks false negatives (missed tumors that show up in later mammograms).

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  1. There is no routine followup for women who, on the basis of their mammograms, are determined to be tumor free.

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  1. Holding radiologists to a higher standard of competency results in reduced access to quality care.

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  1. Making failure rates public increases the likelihood of malpractice claims, which in turn drives up insurance rates, which in turn drives good doctors from the field.

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  1. Having two doctors instead of one review every film improves accuracy and drives down costs.

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  1. A nationwide 70% effectiveness rate is considered the best that can be achieved practically and politically.

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  1. Government oversight of physician performance to standardize techniques nationally has actually reduced accuracy.

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  1. Dr. Adcock, who improved effectiveness in his radiology department by 25%, took himself off the team when his volume dropped.

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  1. The most conscientious doctors, who agonize over the presence or absence of tumors on every film, are by far the most effective.

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  1. When they have a choice, women are best served by the doctors who send the largest percentage of women for biopsies because they miss the fewest cancers.

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  1. The best indicator of whether a doctor is competent to read mammograms is the number of times she’s been sued.

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  1. A good day for mammograms is Mother’s Day, when many clinics offer free or discounted exams.

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Blind Summary:

It is quite apparent that this article is focused on the practice, experience, ethics, and accuracy of doctors who provide mammograms for potential cancer victims, and that it also touches upon the experience from the point of view of women who undergo the emotional process.

 

Princess, move this, please

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Blind Summary

This article shows signs of being about revealing the issues with doctors successfully diagnosising breast cancer. There are many different ways to make the success of diagnosing breast cancer rate higher, but they are not being utilized by clinics and doctors across the nation. Doctors who misread these mammograms are not being held accountable for misdiagnosing these procedures, which in turn does not make these doctors to improve.

Blind Summary- brobeanfarms

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Blind Summary:

In today’s society, radiology is a rapidly growing field of study with a high demand. The problem, however, is directed towards radiologists who study mammograms. The number of false readings is alarming high, leaving numerous women across the nation very concerned when it comes to screenings. Radiologists are expected to be elite in their field of study and they are currently not meeting the publics expectations in standards. This is a nation wide problem and fear in need of a resolution.

Blind Summary- jsoccer5

Women get mammograms everyday, and many are often read correctly however there are some that either get a false negative or false positive. There has also been lots of times where statistics have been posted in regards to the accuracy of mammogram readings, which has left a negative effect on many people. Dr. Adock was a doctor who came up with a way to handle the testing situation at hand, but once his volume dropped he took himself off the team. Some doctors are now seeing repercussions for their poor readings. Many women now choose not to get mammogram tested either because of scary testing results, or statistics posted.

Blind Summary-Phillyfan321

The results of a mammogram are usually accurate, but the results may not be properly analyzed. A false positive can mean that someone will have to go have an unnecessary biopsy and a false negative can mean someone will have breast cancer unnoticed. Not treating breast cancer at an early stage can result in serious health problems. While many women do have regular mammograms, there are still women who end up having later stages of breast cancer due to mistakes in reading the mammogram results.