A programme directed towards the detection of a specific disease or condition in a target group: for example:
- cervical cancer in women of a particular age group
- hypertension in adults of a particular age group or
- hearing impairment in school children.
Screening makes the use of tests which can be applied rapidly to apparently well PERSONS as a means of distinguishing those who probably have the condition from those who probably do not.
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