Educated Guesses: Making Policy about Screening Tests

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A copublication with the Milbank Memorial Fund Prevention is the best cure--or is it? As medical experts hammer home the importance of annual medical checkups and routine screening for everything from high blood pressure to cancer, Americans have come to believe that frequent screening tests are essential for saving lives. But just how effective are the tests that we have come to take for granted? In this provocative book, medical economist Louise Russell challenges the standard wisdom that more is necessarily better by ...

Educated Guesses: Making Policy about Screening Tests 1994, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520083660

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