Frame and Carlson Criteria

Last update: August 21, 2019.

What are the Frame y Carlson Criteria?

 
 
There are six basic criteria defined in 1975 by Frame PS and Carlson SJ to determine the need for the convenience for a screening test.

In addition, a series of specific screening recommendations for each disease were included, and a longitudinal screening program for asymptomatic adults was proposed.
 
 

Which are the Frame y Carlson Criteria?

 
 

  1. The disease must have a significant effect on quality or quantity of life.
  2. Acceptable methods of treatment must be available.
  3. The disease must have an asymptomatic period during which detection and treatment significantly reduces morbidity and/or mortality.
  4. Treatment in the asymptomatic phase must yield a therapeutic result superior to that obtained by delaying treatment until symptoms appears.
  5. Tests must be available at reasonable cost to detect the condition in the asymptomatic period.
  6. The incidence of the condition must be sufficient to justify the cost of screening.

 
 

Bibliographic references

 

Scientific publications

  1. Frame PS, Carlson SJ. A critical review of periodic health screening using specific screening criteria. Part 1: Selected diseases of respiratory, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems. J FamPract. 1975; 2(1):29–36.
  2. Frame PS, Carlson SJ. A critical review of periodic health screening using specific screening criteria. Part 2: Selected endocrine, metabolic and gastrointestinal diseases. J FamPract. 1975; 2(2):123–9.
  3. Frame PS, Carlson SJ. A critical review of periodic health screening using specific screening criteria. Part 3: Selected diseases of the genito-urinary system. J FamPract. 1975; 2(3):189–94.
  4. Frame PS, Carlson SJ. A critical review of periodic health screening using specific screening criteria. Part 4: selected miscellaneous diseases. J FamPract. 1975; 2(4):283-9.

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