Screening criteria

In order for a screening program to be as effective as possible…

I Understand SCREEN

  • Important – the disease should be important
  • Understanding of the natural history of the disease is essential
  • Sensitive, specific test
  • Common condition that can lead to serious morbidity/mortality
  • Risks outweighed by benefits
  • Early stage of identification – i.e. the test cannot only detect those with advanced disease
  • Expenses low (inExpensive)
  • Non-invasive and acceptable test
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