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Mobile Medical Screening Teams for Public Programs
Lorrin M. Koran; Harold C. Sox, Jr.; Keith I. Marton
Psychiatric Services 1984; doi:
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Stanford University Medical Center; Department of Psychiatry, Room TD-114, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305

Stanford University Medical Center

1984 by the American Psychiatric Association

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The high prevalence of previously undetected, important physical disease in mentally disordered patients argues strongly for medical screening of this population. A mobile screening program can bring this service to mental health programs where screening space and physicians' services are unavailable or too expensive. Further research is needed to determine the most cost-effective screening approach for each kind of mental health program and for particular patient groups.

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