LEO WADE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN THORPE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; THOMAS ELIAS, M.D.; GEORGE BOCK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The desirability of periodic medical evaluation of those exposed to hazardous, or potentially hazardous, jobs in industry is apparent to physicians and lay managers alike. While such evaluation could be quite simple, often consisting merely of a single laboratory observation, it has become increasingly common to provide a complete and often detailed examination. Indeed, many industries have extended such periodic health evaluations to all employees regardless of occupational assignment. Even top management personnel have been included. Some have justified such inclusion on the assumption that the health of managerial personnel is likely to be impaired by emotional stresses and strains.
WADE L, THORPE J, ELIAS T, BOCK G. Are Periodic Health Examinations Worth-while?. Ann Intern Med. ;56:81–93. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-1-81
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(1):81-93.
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