Screening: Evidence and Practice

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Screening is the routine testing of populations to identify individuals who may have a particular medical condition or disease. It is carried out by both government and private organisations with the aims of: better prognosis/outcome for individuals; to protect society from contagious disease; to allow rational allocation of resources; to allow selection of healthy individuals; and for research purposes. About L500 million is spent on screening each year in Britain alone, and it is an issue that has relevance in health ...

Screening: Evidence and Practice 2007, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199214495

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