Last edited by redneck; 11th October 2018 at 01:45 PM.
Lets keep Dublin litter free- Coinnigh Atha Cliatha glán
The 'contributions' from the blacked out polytunnel so far....
Playing pol;itics with this appalling tragedy is beyond contempt--have you no sense of decency?"
FFG. Keeping the Axis of Corruption intact!
Tne Untermenschen have overwhelmed a thread which is dedicated to a woman doomed to die by callous bureaucrats. They should take their snarling elsewhere - perhaps to the budget and the glorious healthcare we can now anticipate.
Prof Donal Brennan, Professor of gynaecological oncology at UCD explained the whole screening situation very well this morning on Pat Kenny. It's the first item in hour 1
All tests are exercises in probability. for screening tests, here they are intended to be used in a very large population, there is a certain probability that an error (negligent or otherwise) will occur. There is also the known probability that a single person can have successive erroneous tests, and further that this person will go on to develop the disease.
This is sh!tty for the person involved, but does not represent a "catastrophic failure" of the screening programme, but rather a known consequence of imperfect systems.
Separately, i have concerns about the ongoing review of slides being conducted by the RCOG. hindsight bias is a well known phenomenon when reviews are conducted, unless specific measures are put in place to recreate the conditions which existed at the time of the original review. The RCOG reviews will almost certainly be aware that the slides are from women with confirmed cancer diagnoses, and as such makes them more sensitive to any abnormality.
it might have been better to anonymise the slides and put them back through the cervical check system to see if similar results were generated the second time around.
The Bureaucrats werent callous.
If they were female they would have used cervicalcheck themselves and the male bureaucrats would have had wives, daughters and sisters who would have used cervicalcheck too.
This arguement is nonsense, did people not read the Scally report.