Public Expectations and Attitudes for Annual Physical Examinations and Testing

@article{Oboler2002PublicEA,
  title={Public Expectations and Attitudes for Annual Physical Examinations and Testing},
  author={Sylvia K. Oboler and Allan V. Prochazka and Ralph Gonzales and Stanley Xu and Robert J. Anderson},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={136},
  pages={652-659}
}
Context Recent preventive health guidelines recommend against comprehensive annual examination of healthy adults. Yet, many Americans are accustomed to receiving such examinations. Contribution This population-based survey of adults in three U.S. cities suggests that many people expect annual physical examinations that include many tests (for example, complete blood counts) that prevention guidelines do not recommend. Conversely, adults do not feel strongly about receiving tests and counseling… 
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