9. Screening Tests

  1. Matthew Thompson1,2 and
  2. Ann Van den Bruel2

Published Online: 1 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951827.ch9

Diagnostic Tests Toolkit

Diagnostic Tests Toolkit

How to Cite

Thompson, M. and Van den Bruel, A. (2011) Screening Tests, in Diagnostic Tests Toolkit, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119951827.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 OCT 2011

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Carl Heneghan,
  2. Rafael Perera and
  3. Douglas Badenoch

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657584

Online ISBN: 9781119951827

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Keywords:

  • screening tests;
  • potential disease, target condition;
  • types of screening;
  • screening, risk factors;
  • drawbacks of screening;
  • screening validity;
  • ideal study design;
  • key biases, screening;
  • over-diagnosis problems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What are screening tests?

  • Different types of screening

  • Ideal study design for screening tests

  • Over-diagnosis

  • Further reading