General practice plays a role in health check screening

Torsten Lauritzen, Knut Borch-Johnsen, Annelli Sandbæk

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningpeer review


A Cochrane review has recently challenged the benefit of health checks. Included studies, screening procedures and treatments were however very heterogeneous and did not fulfil present days standards and most studies were done outside primary care. This review concentrates on research from health checks in Danish general practices focusing on early detection and treatment of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The authors recommend Danish general practitioners to offer opportunistic screening and treatment of people with diabetes and people at risk for cardiovascular disease. Future research questions are highlighted.

TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
Udgave nummer12
StatusUdgivet - 9 jun. 2014


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