10 Feb '11, 5am

New framework for health screening tests: SINGAPORE: A committee tasked to draw up a framework for health screen...

New framework for health screening tests: SINGAPORE: A committee tasked to draw up a framework for health screen...

SINGAPORE: A committee tasked to draw up a framework for health screening tests in Singapore has recommended that the adult population be screened for obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes and colorectal cancer. In addition, women should be screened for cervical and breast cancers. The Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS) said the framework is the first evidence-based best practice guidelines on screening tests here. It was developed with the aim of providing clear guidance to healthcare professionals and members of the public about the value of specific screening tests and clinical indications, given the wide range of medical conditions for which screening is being offered. A Screening Test Review Committee (STRC), consisting of representatives from the academy and Health Promotion Board (HPB), used a three category framework: "Suitable for population-level screeni...

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