What Is The Difference Between Health Screening And Health Surveillance?


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Akshay Kalbag Profile
Akshay Kalbag answered
Health screening is a programme that gives the whole medical history of a person after conducting a series of tests. The health screening programme is divided into a number of check-ups which are conducted at regular intervals. The check-ups include cardiovascular risk assessments, blood tests, urine tests, vision screenings, hearing tests, bowel cancer screenings, prostate cancer screenings, cervical smears, pelvic examinations, breast assessments and mammograms. These are conducted by organisations such as the Cancer Research Fund, Breast Cancer Care, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.

Health surveillance, on the other hand, is defined as a set of strategies and methods used to test, detect and give an assessment of the harmful effects on the physical, mental, emotional and psychological heath of factory workers due to excessive work in poor working conditions. Two major factors to be considered while undertaking a health surveillance program are, to check whether the worker is fit to do the work or not, and his overall health, excluding his productivity at the workplace.
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Deanna Hupp answered

Difference between health screening & Health Surveillance programme is divided into a number of checkups which are conducted at regular intervals. Different types of screening programes found in UK. Lots of strategies & methods used to test  give a assessment of hamful effect on the physical mental emotional and psychological health of factory working in poor condition.

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