What screening aims to achieve and why evidence matters

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  • Format Audio, Texts
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Self-directed learning
  • EBM Stage 0 - Why EBM?
  • Duration <5 mins
  • Difficulty Introductory

Key Concepts addressed


The purpose of screening individuals or populations is to reduce the risk of death or future ill health from a specific condition


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Ichalmers 11:55am Sun 19 Feb 2012

Replace 'costeffective' by 'cost-effective'

Marcel kanyinda 13:36pm Tue 05 May 2015

the thrirs requiment of the creening prohramme said it must be an effective and acceptable treatment for the condition: my question is as follows for HIV ans AIDS we all know there is not an effective and acceptable treatement available so far why doing the screening the programme

Douglas_Badenoch 13:45pm Tue 05 May 2015

@Douglas_Badenoch Hi Marcel I can think of two big reasons: 1) Prevention 2) Effective and acceptable treatments ARE available, e.g. see http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines cheers Douglas

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