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Screening: Evidence and practice

Angela E. Raffle and J. A. Muir Gray


This book presents a wealth of experience derived from improvements in UK screening over recent years and it covers all aspects of screening. The first four chapters of the book deal with concepts, methods, and evidence, explaining what screening is and how it is evaluated. Chapters five to eight describe practical aspects, for example how to make policy, and how to deliver screening to a high standard. The book includes many examples and real-life case histories, a glossary of medical terms, and each chapter concludes with a summary and self-test questions. Reference is made to the UK Nationa ... More

Keywords: health, screening, prevention, early detection, screening policy, screening evaluation, ethics, history of screening, screening controversies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199214495
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214495.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela E. Raffle, author
Consultant in Public Health, Bristol Primary Care Trust and the National Screening Programmes; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol Department of Social Medicine, UK

J. A. Muir Gray, author
Programmes Director, UK National Screening Committee