Evaluating benefits and harms of screening - the streetlight effect?

@inproceedings{Johansson2018EvaluatingBA,
  title={Evaluating benefits and harms of screening - the streetlight effect?},
  author={Minna Johansson},
  year={2018}
}
The general aim of this thesis was to explore how the benefits and harms of screening for a potentially life-threatening disease can be evaluated. Papers I and II are a Cochrane Systematic Review on screening for malignant melanoma. We found no randomised trials of the benefits and harms of screening for malignant melanoma. We concluded that due to the uncertainty of benefits, and risk of harms through overdiagnosis and opportunity costs, screening for malignant melanoma should not be… CONTINUE READING

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