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24 December 2012
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
and this is the link to the website which we hope is useful to people and doctors/nurses
Competing interests: I helped write the website referred to and have written a book partly about screening
94 fulton street , Glasgow
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22 December 2012
Here in the U.S. we see similar marketing for consumers to get carotid ultrasounds, aortic sonograms, and screening for peripheral artery disease. These tests are offered without adherence to guidelines from relevant societies or organizations, which suggest limiting these studies to specific populations. Patients often end up either worried about the results or falsely reassured by an inadequate understanding of the limitations of such testing.
Competing interests: None declared
none-- I'm in solo practice, 6660 Coyle Ave #250, Carmichael, CA 95608
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