Wilson and Jungner Criteria for Screening

In 1968, Wilson and Jungner published 10 “principles” for evaluating screening programs, criteria widely used since then.

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Criteria for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Screening for a Risk Factor

Characteristics of the disease

1. Disease has serious consequences

2. Screening population has a high incidence* of disease

3. Risk factor is a good predictor of disease

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