Informed consent for screening by community sampling

L. Irwig*, P. Glasziou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Screening requires that people with no symptoms undergo testing to find out
whether they have occult disease. Therefore, there is a strong ethical imperative
to ensure that high-quality evidence is available from randomized trials and that
screening is judged to have more benefits than harms. But how should this judgment be made, and by whom?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalEffective clinical practice : ECP
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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