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. Krogsbøl 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

Patients' Expectations of Screening and Preventive Treatments

“Patients’ Expectations of Screening and Preventive Treatments.” By Ben Hudson, Abby Zarifeh, Lorraine Young, J. Elisabeth Wells, Annals of Family Medicine

An informed decision to accept a health care intervention requires an understanding of its likely benefit. This study assessed participants’ estimates of the benefit, as well as minimum acceptable benefit, of screening for breast . . . → Read More: Patients’ Expectations of Screening and Preventive Treatments

Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion

“Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion.” By Steven Woloshin, M.D., Lisa M. Schwartz, M.D., William C. Black, M.D., and Barnett S. Kramer, M.D., M.P.H., New England Journal of Medicine

For nearly a century, public health organizations, professional associations, patient advocacy groups, academics, and clinicians largely viewed cancer screening as a simple, safe way . . . → Read More: Cancer Screening Campaigns — Getting Past Uninformative Persuasion