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Screening and Informed Consent

Screening and Informed Consent Before they participate in a screening program, patients must give informed consent. To do so, they need to understand the risk of a false positive result and the invasive procedures that may follow it. Rather than merely transmit expert recommendations, physicians should match the appropriate level of screening with each patient's unique attitude toward the risks of disease and the risks associated with the screening procedures. But to inform patients, physicians themselves must be informed. Stange et al. recently discovered that family physicians are more interventionist in their screening than the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends1. The study . . . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The New England Journal of Medicine The New England Journal of Medicine

Screening and Informed Consent

The New England Journal of Medicine , Volume 328 (6): 3 – Feb 11, 1993

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Publisher
The New England Journal of Medicine
Copyright
Copyright © 1993 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0028-4793
eISSN
1533-4406
DOI
10.1056/NEJM199302113280613
pmid
8421464
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Abstract

Before they participate in a screening program, patients must give informed consent. To do so, they need to understand the risk of a false positive result and the invasive procedures that may follow it. Rather than merely transmit expert recommendations, physicians should match the appropriate level of screening with each patient's unique attitude toward the risks of disease and the risks associated with the screening procedures. But to inform patients, physicians themselves must be informed. Stange et al. recently discovered that family physicians are more interventionist in their screening than the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends1. The study . . .

Journal

The New England Journal of MedicineThe New England Journal of Medicine

Published: Feb 11, 1993

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