Screening. Introduction to Primary Care: a course of the Center of Post Graduate Studies i n FM. PO Box 27121 – Riyadh 11417 Tel: 4912326 – Fax: 4970847. Objectives. Describe the role of P eriodic Health Examination (PHE) in primary care Count three diseases with highest mortality
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Introduction to Primary Care:
a course of the Center of Post Graduate Studies in FM
PO Box 27121 – Riyadh 11417
Tel: 4912326 – Fax: 4970847
1Diseased, diagnosed & controlled
3Undiagnosed or wrongly
4Risk factors for disease
5Free of risk factors
wrongly diagnosed disease
Iceberg phenomenon ?
MOH- Saudi Arabia
Screening involves the utilization of a
diagnostic procedure to check for the presence
of a disease prior to the manifestation of
The goal of screening and evaluation is to
prevent the onset of disease or the worsening
of an existing disease.
For example, measurement of blood pressure
is intended to detect hypertension so as to
initiate treatment and prevent subsequent
morbidity (e.g., stroke or renal failure) or mortality.
The Wilson-Jungner Criteria. Public Health Paper 1968, Geneva, WHO
The purpose of the periodic health
examination is to evaluate health status,
screen for risk factors and disease, and
provide preventive counseling interventions in
an age-appropriate manner