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J Fam Pract. 1975 Aug;2(4):283-9.

A critical review of periodic health screening using specific screening criteria. Part 4: selected miscellaneous diseases.


Despite the increasing interest in recent years in prevention and early recognition of asymptomatic disease, an objectively based program for periodic health screening of asymptomatic adults has yet to be proposed for the primary care physician. This is the last in a series of four articles which have critically examined the feasibility of screening procedures for 36 selected diseases. Six basic criteria are adopted as necessary to justify periodic screening. Specific screening recommendations are made for each disease, and a longitudinal screening program for asymptomatic adults is proposed. Cost and patient education are two important factors in any viable screening program.

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