THOMAS W. CLARK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; STANLEY S. SCHOR, Ph.D.; KATHARINE O. ELSOM, M.D.; JOHN P. HUBBARD, M.D., F.A.C.P.; KENDALL A. ELSOM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The periodic health examination has been accepted as an effective means of detecting disease in asymptomatic people.1-4 The type of examination in different clinics is generally similar and usually includes a group of tests and procedures that are carried out routinely.1-5 Except for data provided by Bolt et al.,6 the part played by each of these measures in determining the final diagnosis has received little attention in published reports. Although ultimate appraisal will require repeated observations of the same individuals over a period of years, we thought it useful to analyze our experience in order to provide objective data from
CLARK TW, SCHOR SS, ELSOM KO, et al. THE PERIODIC HEALTH EXAMINATION: EVALUATION OF ROUTINE TESTS AND PROCEDURES12. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1209–1222. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1209
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(6):1209-1222.
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