Modified Wilson screening criteria


  • Important – the condition should be an important one
  • Acceptable treatment for the disease
  • Treatment and diagnostic facilities should be available
  • Recognisable at an early stage of symptoms
  • Opinions on who to treat as patients must be agreed
  • Guaranteed safety e.g. low radiation exposure
  • Examination must be acceptable by the patient
  • Natural history of the disease must be known
  • Inexpensive test
  • Continuous screening i.e. not a one-off

(Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties)


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