Making Sense of Screening slideshow
We released a new edition of our guide Making Sense of Screening on 3rd July 2015 to address the unrealistic expectations of what screening can deliver. This slideshow is a condensed version of the new edition and enables scientists, clinicians and medics to explain that screening:
• rarely benefits all sections of the population.
• can have negative effects, so it needs to be targeted at those most likely to benefit.
• can identify some of the people who have a disease but it cannot prevent disease.
• cannot give you a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer and an ‘all clear’ does not mean you will not go on to develop the disease.
• screening tests differ from diagnostic tests.
See the full guide and infographics here.
Author: Sense About Science
Document type: Making Sense Of
Published: 3 July 2015
Source: Sense About Science