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Public expectations about screening still don’t match what screening programs can deliver

Public expectations about screening still don’t match what screening programs can deliver.
From senseaboutscience.org

A guide to weighing up the benefits and harms of health screening programmes

Public expectations about screening don’t match what screening programmes can deliver. By addressing misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and the calculation of benefits and harms, scientists and clinicians hope to bridge the gap between the active debates of the scientific community and the concerns raised by the public.

Download the guide (PDF) below.

Author: Sense About Science

Document type: Making Sense Of

Published: 3 July 2015

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– See more at: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/resources.php/7/making-sense-of-screening#sthash.bv0cknq7.dpuf

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July 17, 2015 - Posted by | health care |

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