Letters Value of periodic health checks

Many private screening tests have no known benefit

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8365 (Published 20 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8365

Re: Many private screening tests have no known benefit

Myself and a few colleagues have set up a website designed to help citizens to ask questions about private screening tests they are offered.

There's an article about why it was set up here
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/oct/05/private-health-screen...

and this is the link to the website which we hope is useful to people and doctors/nurses
http://privatehealthscreen.org/

Competing interests: I helped write the website referred to and have written a book partly about screening

24 December 2012
Margaret McCartney
gp/writer
94 fulton street
Glasgow
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