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1. Evaluation of patients for diseases such as cancer, heart disease, or substance abuse before these conditions become clinically obvious. Screening can play an important part in the early diagnosis and management of selected illnesses and in some instances may prolong lives. SYN: SEE: screening test 2. In psychiatry, the initial examination to determine the mental status of a person and the appropriate initial therapy.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Screening." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732115/all/incident_screening.
Screening. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732115/all/incident_screening. Accessed August 24, 2019.
Screening. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732115/all/incident_screening
Screening [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/732115/all/incident_screening.
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