Knowing Is Not Half the Battle: Impacts of the National Health Screening Program in Korea

@inproceedings{Kim2017KnowingIN,
  title={Knowing Is Not Half the Battle: Impacts of the National Health Screening Program in Korea},
  author={Hyuncheol Bryant Kim and Suejin A. Lee and Wilfredo Alorro Lim},
  year={2017}
}
Health screening provides information on disease risk and diagnosis, but whether this promotes health is unclear. We estimate the impacts of the National Health Screening Program in Korea for diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia. In this setting, information on disease risk and prompting for a secondary examination vary at different biomarker thresholds. We find evidence for increased diabetes medication and weight loss around the high risk threshold for diabetes, where information is combined… CONTINUE READING

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