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. 2003 Aug 30;327(7413):498-500.
doi: 10.1136/bmj.327.7413.498.

Is Opportunistic Disease Prevention in the Consultation Ethically Justifiable?

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Is Opportunistic Disease Prevention in the Consultation Ethically Justifiable?

Linn Getz et al. BMJ. .
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Abstract

Medical resources are increasingly shifting from making patients better to preventing them from becoming ill. Genetic testing is likely to extend the list of conditions that can be screened for. Is it time to stop and consider whom we screen and how we approach it?

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