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Title: Long term impact of screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus - a commentary on new evidence.
Authors: Eborall, Helen C.
First Published: 30-Jun-2015
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: Evidence Based Medicine, 2015, 20 (4), 135
Abstract: Commentary: Despite fulfilling many of the criteria for a screening programme, population-based screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) continues to be the focus of debate, chiefly concerning the balance of benefits against harms.1–3 This paper contributes by analysing the long-term impact of a single round of population-based screening on three key outcomes: (1) cardiovascular morbidity—which modelling data suggests could be reduced by screening; (2) self-rated health—an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality and (3) health-related behaviour—particularly the potential for continued engagement in ‘unhealthy’ behaviours from false reassurance following a negative screening test.
DOI Link: 10.1136/ebmed-2015-110208
ISSN: 1356-5524
eISSN: 1473-6810
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. Copyright Article author (or their employer) 2015. Produced by BMJ Publishing Group Ltd under licence. Version of record:
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