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General health checks should be discouraged

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 17 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6927


In 2009, the UK’s NHS began offering general health checks to adults aged 40-74 years. The initiative is unlikely to save any lives, say researchers. In a meta-analysis of 16 large trials, they found that health checks didn’t reduce mortality or …

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