Tag Archives: Best Practice

WHO MiNDbank

By World Health Organisation (2013)

This database presents a range of information about mental health, substance abuse, disability, human rights and the different policies, strategies, laws and service standards being implemented in different countries. Users can review policies, laws and strategies and search for best practices and success stories in the field of mental health.

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General health checks in adults for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease

A Cochrane Systematic Review (2012)

General health checks involve multiple tests in a person who does not feel ill with the purpose of finding disease early, preventing disease from developing, or providing reassurance. Health checks are a common element of health care in some countries. To many people health checks intuitively make sense, but experience from screening programmes for individual diseases have shown that the benefits may be smaller than expected and the harms greater. One possible harm from health checks is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that were not destined to cause symptoms or death. Their diagnosis will, therefore, be superfluous and carry the risk of unnecessary treatment.

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