A value framework for cancer screening: Advice for high-value care from the American college of physicians

High Value Care Task Force of the American College of Physicians

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Experts, professional societies, and consumer groups often recommend different strategies for cancer screening. These strategies vary in the intensity of their search for asymptomatic lesions and in their value. This article outlines a framework for thinking about the value of varying intensities of cancer screening. The authors conclude that increasing intensity beyond an optimal level leads to low-value screening and speculate about pressures that encourage overly intensive, low-value screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)712-717
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


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  • Internal Medicine

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