Almost half of preventive services not offered during checkups

The annual checkup is geared toward doing a physical exam, taking a patient’s history and using the opportunity to deliver counseling or other preventive services that might be difficult to squeeze in during other office visits.

Yet even during these encounters, patients are nearly as likely to miss out as they are to receive guideline-based prevention, says an American Journal of Preventive Medicine study published in February.

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