Use of general health checks in adults did not work as intended: Cochrane

“Use of general health checks in adults did not work as intended: Cochrane.” By T.L. KrogsbĂžl and colleagues, British Medical Journal

General health checks have long been common elements of healthcare in some countries. Health checks are also performed by some primary care physicians outside organized programmes and by commercial clinics. Health checks are intended . . . → Read More: Use of general health checks in adults did not work as intended: Cochrane

Routine Physicals Don't Save Lives

“Routine Physicals Don’t Save Lives.” By Charles Bankhead, MedPage Today

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 clinical trials involving 183,000 patients found that general health checkups, long recommended as a component of routine healthcare, had no benefit in terms of decreasing overall morbidity and mortality. There was also no demonstrated benefit to checkups for . . . → Read More: Routine Physicals Don’t Save Lives