Figure 1.

The conceptual framework used to analyze scoliosis screening, focusing on five main dimensions: Technical Efficacy, which relates to the validity and reliability of the tests; Clinical Effectiveness, which describes the importance of the health problem and the consequences of screening on patient management and the health system; Program Effectiveness which refers to the benefits for the patients of adherence to the screening programs; Cost-Effectiveness where these benefits are balanced against costs for society and Treatment Effectiveness which concerns the benefits for patients of the available treatment modalities.

Labelle et al. Scoliosis 2013 8:17   doi:10.1186/1748-7161-8-17
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