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Comprehensive health screening in elementary schools: an outcome evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6563316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A health screening program, piloted in 14 school districts in Texas from 1977 to 1979, was evaluated to determine the outcome of the screenings. Outcome measures used were the number of completed referrals, the number of conditions judged by health care providers not to exist and the number of problems of potential educational significance identified. While several problems were detected, the high rate of false positives and low referral completion reported from community health care providers leads to questions concerning the effectiveness of comprehensive health screening in the schools. However, the emphasis placed on identification during the screening of children with educationally significant problems may enable the schools to better serve these children. Referral follow-up in the community and schools to address identified problems would assure that the expenditure of funds for screening would not be futile.
S G Brink; P R Nader
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school health     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0022-4391     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sch Health     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-18     Completed Date:  1984-07-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376370     Medline TA:  J Sch Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-8     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Dental Caries / epidemiology
Hearing Disorders / epidemiology
Mass Screening*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)*
Pilot Projects
Referral and Consultation
School Health Services*
School Nursing
Vision Disorders / epidemiology

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