The document outlines recommendations to optimize medical checkups, advising against routine annual exams for all and suggesting customization based on individual risk factors and health status. It highlights that comprehensive physical exams and routine lab tests are generally unnecessary during such checkups. It also identifies which patients might benefit most from regular checkups, including those at high risk for chronic illnesses, those overdue for preventive services, and individuals from historically marginalized groups. The importance of targeted preventive care over routine annual visits is emphasized to improve health outcomes effectively.


Clinical Practice, Hospital-based Medicine

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