Historical Changes in the Objectives of the Periodic Health Examination

@article{Han1997HistoricalCI,
  title={Historical Changes in the Objectives of the Periodic Health Examination},
  author={Paul K. J. Han},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={127},
  pages={910-917}
}
  • P. Han
  • Published 15 November 1997
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
I wish, then, to propose as the only means by which to reach the evil and to obtain the good, that there should be instituted, as a custom, a system of periodical examination, to which all persons should submit themselves [1]. We recommend that the annual check-up, as practised almost ritualistically for several decades in North America, be abandoned. We consider that the routine general annual check-up is nonspecific and casts a searching net far too broadly, particularly in the adult, is… 
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