JAY S. WAKEFIELD
WAKEFIELD JS. Book Review: Multiphasic Screening. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:463. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-463_1
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To the editor: A review of our book, A Critical Analysis of the Cost-Effectiveness of Multiphasic Screening, which appeared on page 882 of the November 1972 issue, incorrectly identified it as a "Second Edition." We do have another book, Acquisition of the History Database, which is not a conference proceedings but a review of the current state-of-the-art of medical history questionnaires. This book has been printed in a second edition.
The review focuses on the generalization that it was pointed out during the conference that multiphasic examinations "have three purposes: case-finding, health monitoring, and evaluating therapy." That conceptualization is one
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