Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

Screening, case finding and prevention principles

Case finding

      1. Case finding

Case finding

Case finding is the examination of an individual or group suspected of having, or at risk of, a condition. Case finding is a targeted approach to identifying conditions in a select group of patients who may or may not already have symptoms.1

  1. Aldrich R, Kemp L, Williams JS, et al. Using socioeconomic evidence in clinical practice guidelines. BMJ 2003;327(7426):1283–85.
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