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[UK Physician Authored Blog]: Private Health Screening- What to Think About When You’re Thinking About Screening Tests

Fr0m the blog

We are a group of doctors who are concerned about the safety and the ethics of private screening tests. We are worried that the companies who charge you for these tests are not giving consumers full and fair information about them. You can read more about this here. You can see some examples of misleading advertising here. You can see our critique of two of these adverts here. You can see what other doctors and patients think, and add your comments here. You can read about us here..

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it’s important to balance the pros and cons of tests with reliable information so that you can decide whether you want to have them done or not. Many screening tests are done within the NHS and have been approved by the UK National Screening Committee. This organisation examines the balance of risk and benefit and makes recommendations about what the NHS should provide…

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Click on the links below to see some of the reasons we are worried about private health screening tests:

October 16, 2012 - Posted by | Health Education (General Public) | , , ,

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