Prostate specific antigen testing policy worldwide varies greatly and seems not to be in accordance with guidelines: a systematic review

@inproceedings{Meer2012ProstateSA,
  title={Prostate specific antigen testing policy worldwide varies greatly and seems not to be in accordance with guidelines: a systematic review},
  author={Saskia van der Meer and Sabine A M L{\"o}wik and Willem H Hirdes and Rien J. M. Nijman and K. van der Meer and Josette E. H. M. Hoekstra-Weebers and Marco H. Blanker},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing is widely used, but guidelines on follow-up are unclear. METHODS We performed a systematic review of the literature to determine follow-up policy after PSA testing by general practitioners (GPs) and non-urologic hospitalists, the use of a cut-off value for this policy, the reasons for repeating a PSA test after an initial normal result, the existence of a general cut-off value below which a PSA result is considered normal, and the time frame… CONTINUE READING
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