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January 1971

Guidelines for Multiphasic Health Checkups

Author Affiliations

Oakland, Calif

From the Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Oakland, Calif.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;127(1):99-100. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310130103016

"Multiphasic health checkup" is the term which has been applied to a periodic health examination in which the physician uses an automated multiphasic screening program to obtain a comprehensive battery of tests and a general medical history for his patients.1

Automated multiphasic screening programs are becoming generally accepted in the United States. They have developed as a result of the availability of automated testing procedures, and the increasing demand by the public for low-cost periodic health examinations.

A multiphasic screening program is an efficient method for health surveillance and disease detection. By referring all patients to their physicians, the multiphasic screening program becomes an integral part of the periodic health examination, and a component of a program of continuing medical management of a patient by his physician.

Twenty years of experience with multiphasic health checkups has shown the following:

  1. The multiphasic health checkup has been found to be

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