Contemporary issues in screening
Edited by Fred Paccaud and Gillian Bartlett
Screening is a key tool in the field of prevention i.e., looking for early signs of disease where intervention makes difference in outcome. As diagnostic tests and tools develop, there are ever more fields where screening is now and will in the future be considered as essential elements of preventive care both for individuals and populations. This series in Public Health Reviews provides an overview of several highly topical areas such as chronic renal disease, frailty in older people, lung cancer, and explores more general issues associated with developments in public health genomics and cardiovascular risk in children in low and middle income countries. There is also a timely reminder of the risks of over-diagnosis, and the need to balance harms and benefits within new and existing screening programmes.
Publication charges for this collection were funded by ASPHER. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Guest Editor, who declares no competing interests.