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Terminal digit preference biases polyp size measurements at endoscopy, computed tomographic colonography, and histopathology

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Background and study aims

Terminal digit preference bias for “pleasing” numbers has been described in many areas of medicine. The aim of this study was to determine whether endoscopists, radiologists, and pathologists exhibit such bias when measuring colorectal polyp diameters.

Methods

Colorectal polyp diameters measured at endoscopy, computed tomographic colonography (CTC), and histopathology were collated from a colorectal cancer screening program and two parall...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1055/s-0042-108727

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Name:
National Institute for Health Research
Grant:
RP-PG-0407-10338
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Name:
Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund.
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Name:
Royal College of Radiologists
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Name:
Health Technology Assessment Programme
Publisher:
Georg Thieme
Journal:
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Volume:
48
Issue:
10
Pages:
899-908
Publication date:
2016-07-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-26
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EISSN:
1438-8812
ISSN:
0013-726X
Language:
English
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pubs:635442
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uuid:f8754462-cb25-4242-b243-70043756eb07
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pubs:635442
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635442
Deposit date:
2016-08-08

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