Epidemiology: Evaluation of the Outcomes of a National Screening Program

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Epidemiology Evaluation of the Outcomes of a National Screening Program: Usually the national screening program begins with evaluating available national data so that a suitable sample representing the population which is intended to be tested should be identified. Once the sample has been identified, the targeted audience is then, invited to take part in the national screening program in which the purpose of this national testing is shared with them. The participants are usually encouraged to take simple tests by using test kits in the privacy of their own homes and then share the test kits with the specified health authorities. Once the test samples have been gathered, specialized medical personnel perform intended series of tests on these samples. Once the results have been received, the sample is then stratified (usually on the basis of gender and population). After this stratification, the possible patterns of the disease/ disorder in the different group are observed. The results of this observation is then, re-adjusted with possible sample errors and then levied on the whole targeted population (whose statistics will be already available with the department). On the other hand, volunteers with positive test results are informed and encouraged to continue with the required medical treatment. Ethical Issues Involved When Conducting Experimental Studies The ethical principles which are applicable on epidemiology are: Individual Consent: those who are

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