Screening in Disease Prevention: What Works?

1st Edition

Walter W Holland, Susie Stewart

CRC Press
Published August 1, 2005
Reference - 184 Pages
ISBN 9781857757705 - CAT# K28672

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Summary

Screening for disease has become a widely accepted concept in health care. Screening in Disease Prevention takes a critical look at the practice of screening throughout the various stages of life. The book highlights three current challenges: the increasing consumer, media and commercial focus on health in general and screening in particular; providing accurate and understandable information; and tackling the continuing variation in the uptake of screening between different areas of the country and different socio-economic groups. Screening in Disease Prevention is important reading for public health professionals, particularly those involved in screening programs. Policy makers and shapers, medical researchers, pressure groups and support organizations for people with screenable conditions will also find it a valuable reference.

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