Table 3

Follow-up after normal PSA values
Reference number Country Cut off (ng/ml) Referral (%) Repeat test (%) No action (%)
Database studies
[14] USA PSA < 4 28.6 71
[21] USA PSA < 4 37.7
Survey studies
[23] UK PSA < 3 0 1.3 98.7
PSA 0.1-4 7
[18] France NS 54.3 27.5
[22] UK PSA ≤ 4 86.9
GPs 82.8
General surgeons 64.3
Geriatricians 89.4
FHSA
[17] Japan PSA ≤ 4 17

Abbreviations: NS Not Specified; GP General Practitioner; FHSA Family Health Service Advisor.

Van der Meer et al.

Van der Meer et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-100

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