Screening in disease prevention: what works

This book analyses the practice of medical screening.


Published: 17/10/2005

ISBN: 185775770X

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Screening for disease has become a widely accepted concept in health care. Screening in Disease Prevention takes a critical look at the practice of screening throughout the various stages of life. The book highlights three current challenges:

  • the increasing consumer, media and commercial focus on health in general and screening in particular
  • providing accurate and understandable information
  • tackling the continuing variation in the uptake of screening between different areas of the country and different socio-economic groups

Screening in Disease Prevention is important reading for public health professionals, particularly those involved in screening programmes.

Published in association with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Suggested citation

Stewart S and Holland W (2005) Screening in disease prevention: what works. Nuffield Trust.