Neighbourhood Health Screening and Interprofessionalism

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8 Dec 2016 - General

In Singapore, medical students of the National University of Singapore arrange for annual checkups within a select few neighbourhoods, for the purpose of reconnecting Individuals to the healthcare system. This can only be done so with the  collaboration between these few groups of individuals: Medical students, Nursing students, Doctors, Social Work students and pharmacy students. As such, Neighbourhood Health Screening is able to provide a more all-rounded healthcare service to its residents. Residents with financial difficulties are able to gain subsidies for tests like PAP smear, mammogram and Faecal Ocult Blood Test. Free eyesight and hearing tests were offered as well, and some individuals were referred to various specialist centres for Follow-up on conditions like cataracts. Health Education was done more extensively this year as well, and the committee hopes that the residents will be able to apply their learnt knowledge in the daily lives.



Shunjie Chua Thank you for your comment. Would like to share the Followup process with you, shared with me by some of my medical students. Follow-Up is done every 3 months for residents with abnormal phlebotomy or triage readings. Doctors and medical students who participate in this Programme Ensure that patients are compliant and seek treatment for their conditions. For example, if a patient has a high Fasting Blood Glucose, he is advised to see a doctor. The committee ensures that this patie...
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I wonder what the author wants to discuss... But just giving my 2 cents
In practice and principle, it is always better to detect a disease than to leave it undetected. However, this screening programs often do not have a good followup mechanism. Although they have been performed for many years, a evidence based analysis of the programs do not seem to have been done. Another aspect that it would cause would be its effect on low income patients who might have to face the emotional strain from...
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