The Antidote

Counterspin for Health Care and Health News

Monday, May 14, 2007

News coverage of screening tests

My colleague Gary Schwitzer has a new article on the Poynter Institute website in which he discusses how much news coverage on screening tests contradicts evidence-based recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American College of Physicians. He also includes some useful insight from health journalists on why screening gets the kind of coverage it does.

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