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[Viewpoint] Harms of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: is there more to life than a 0·46% disease-specific mortality reduction?

For every 10 000 people invited to screening, 46 men avoid dying from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.1,2 But for every avoided death, four men are diagnosed with an aneurysm that would never have been detected or caused health problems in their lifetime without screening; they have been overdiagnosed, which causes substantial physical and psychological harms for many of them.1