STANLEY S. SCHOR, PH.D.; THOMAS W. CLARK, M.D.; LEONARD W. PARKHURST, M.D.; JAMES P. BAKER, M.D.; KENDALL A. ELSOM, M.D.
Physicians have advocated periodic health examinations, the public has sought them, and industry and labor have adopted them in their employee health programs, all convinced that an annual check-up will point the way to better health by the early detection of disease. Little information exists, however, to tell us how early and how often these examinations actually do uncover the diseases that are present and threatening but unsuspected by the individual. In view of the increasing amount of time and money invested in this procedure and of the reliance being placed upon it by physician and patient alike, better assessment
SCHOR SS, CLARK TW, PARKHURST LW, et al. An Evaluation of the Periodic Health Eaxmination: The Findings in 350 Examinees Who Died. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:999–1005. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-6-999
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(6):999-1005.
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