Booklet WHO


WHO Screening programmes: a short guide. Increase effectiveness, maximize benefits and minimize harm. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2020.

« Screening programmes should provide unbiased and easy-to-understand informa­tion so that people can make an informed decision on whether to participate in screening.
Both laypeople and clinicians tend to overestimate the benefits of screening and underestimate the harm of screening. Training personnel on communicating risk and tools such as infographics, videos and decision aids can be used to facilitate understanding and promote informed consent and evidence-informed practice (Fig. 15, p38). »
« Fig. 15. Use of infographic to illustrate overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening, »

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