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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 January; 30(210): 49–51.
PMCID: PMC2159402

A postal screening questionnaire in preventive geriatric care

Abstract

A postal questionnaire was introduced as a screening procedure for a comprehensive geriatric assessment programme in general practice. It had a response rate of 81 per cent, a sensitivity of 0·95, a specificity of 0·68, and a predictive value of 0·91. The use of this screening procedure could reduce the workload of an assessment programme by one fifth.

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