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US doctors and public favour annual check ups

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:68
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 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 …

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