STANLEY S. SCHOR, PH.D.; KENDALL A. ELSOM, M.D.; KATHRINE O. ELSOM, M.D.; JAMES P. DUNN, M.D.
In a recent investigation (1) we found that coronary heart disease was the leading cause of death (52%) in a group of 350 adult males who had died while in the regular periodic health examination programs of ten different clinics. In only 58% of these 181 deaths from coronary heart disease had the condition been diagnosed prior to death. Since the type of examination carried out routinely in these clinics represents the periodic health examination in the most complete form commonly employed, this low yield of prior diagnosis of the leading cause of death is of considerable concern. Accordingly, it
SCHOR SS, ELSOM KA, ELSOM KO, DUNN JP. An Evaluation of the Periodic Health Examination:: A Study of Factors Discriminating Between Survival and Death from Coronary Heart Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;61:1006–1014. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-6-1006
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(6):1006-1014.
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