Informed consent: False positives are not a worry

August 6, 2014

A new study of participants in the National Lung Screening Trial finds that a false positive screen result – a screening test in which findings initially of concern for cancer are later found not to be worrisome — did not cause participants undue anxiety or reduced quality of health. Researchers hypothesize that clear and accurate consent forms prepared patients for these false positive diagnoses. Findings reported in the journal Cancer.Read more...