US doctors and public favour annual check upsBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7508.68-a (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:68
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
Most primary care doctors in the United States and their patients want annual physical examinations to screen for asymptomatic problems, a study has found. However, evidence based guidelines from national organisations recommend a more selective approach. Primary care doctors also say that annual check ups may build a relationship.
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2005;165:1347-52) found that two thirds of doctors in internal medicine, family practice, and …