Is there a right age for case finding in elderly people ?
If age is a useful basis for determining a screening policy the benefit of the resulting interventions should vary with age.
The choice of the screening age will be such as to maximize the benefit.
Data from a study of the screening of elderly people by a Health Visitor produced no evidence to support the choice of 75 as minimum age for screening in primary care.
Indeed there was a suggestion that age might be more useful as a maximum rather than a minimum criterion.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Dépistage, Age, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Prevention, Sanitary program, Medical screening, Age, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0325339
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.