Screening needs to be more targeted, experts say

Witnesses at the House of Commons science and technology committee’s inquiry into NHS screening said last week that there is a need to target people with a higher risk of developing conditions and diseases, but this may be unpopular because ‘one of the problems is that in the past we have portrayed screening as being a good thing that you should take up because it will be ‘good for your health,’ and we have not necessarily always given balanced messages about that. (Hilary Burton, director of the PHG Foundation)
BMJ News report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee hearing of evidence last week. More targeted screening is necessary but may face resistance, experts say. Adrian O’Dowd, BMJ 2014;348:g4293

http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g4293

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