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Title: Population-based screening versus case detection.
Authors: Thomas, Ravi
Parikh, Rajul
Paul, Padma
Muliyil, Jayprakash
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2002
Citation: Thomas R, Parikh R, Paul P, Muliyil J. Population-based screening versus case detection. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2002 Sep; 50(3): 233-7
Abstract: India has a large burden of blindness and population-based screening is a strategy commonly employed to detect disease and prevent morbidity. However, not all diseases are amenable to screening. This communication examines the issue of "population-based screening" versus "case detection" in the Indian scenario. Using the example of glaucoma, it demonstrates that given the poor infrastructure, for a "rare" disease, case detection is more effective than population-based screening.
URI: http://imsear.hellis.org/handle/123456789/71174
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