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Interviews Better At Predicting Mortality Than Doctors, Self-Assessments
2013-10-17 16:57:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Although many of us think of regular physical exams as a way to gauge our personal health, a new study has found they are not a very reliable predictor of mortality when compared to self-assessments or even evaluations made by a trained interviewer, according to a new study in the journal Epidemiology. In the study, which included about 1,200 Taiwanese volunteers, Princeton University researchers discovered how trained interviewers...


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