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case finding

EBM
A generic term for a strategy used to identify patients with a certain condition or exposure who may be randomised for inclusion in a clinical trial.

Epidemiology
A system for locating every inpatient or outpatient diagnosed and/or treated with a reportable disease. Case finding is a proactive attempt to diagnose probands for cascade screening.
  
Medspeak-UK
A method of identifying vulnerable people who may not be in touch with health and social care services, using either highly specific local criteria or nationally validated criteria to assess the relative risk of functional decline.
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Making remarks on behalf of Agbami Partners, Ms Mitchelle Obatoyinbo, General Manager, Deep water Operations (a Chevron Company), said the parties align with the national strategy for health system strengthening through the strategy of achieving early case finding and proper case management of TB.
The publication of the updated NICE guideline (NG81) on 1 November 2017 affirms the expanding role of the multi-professional team with appropriate training in safely participating in shared care as an essential service model in the delivery of contemporary glaucoma care from case finding to diagnosis and longterm management.
Active case finding is an important approach for capturing all the cases as many may not have access to a healthcare facility or may seek care elsewhere [4, 5].
Current and past guidelines issued by the Danish National Board of Health for the management of COPD include assessment and monitoring of the disease, reduction of risk factors to prevent progression, management of stable COPD, management of exacerbations, and case finding for prevalent comorbidities [8, 14].
The HIV pandemic and global resurgence of TB since the 1990s has led to a reassessment of the role of active case finding as a TB control measure.
The remarkable decrease in case notification over this period may have resulted at least in part from intensified case finding activities in the country during the WHO leprosy elimination era.
The terms intensive case finding or active case finding refer to strategies to identify and treat people with TB who have not presented to health care facilities on their own initiative.
"This favours the interpretation that methods of ascertainment (case finding) have changed in more recent surveys of children compared to the earliest surveys in which the rates reported were considerably lower," he said.
(24) Active case-finding within ART programmes markedly improves TB case finding. (12,25-28)
In the postadvisory period from 2004 through June 2007, the case finding of depression decreased significantly among both pediatricians and primary care providers.
In the post-advisory period from 2004 through June 2007, the case finding of depression decreased significantly among both pediatricians and primary care providers.