Routine Health Check-ups: A Boon or a Burden?

Routine Health Check-ups: A Boon or a Burden?

In conclusion, we believe that routine health check-ups as practised in urban India are counterproductive within the framework of community healthcare. Apart from the tests tabulated above, there is no rationale for performing other tests such as vitamin D, Vitamin B12, thyroid stimulating hormone, electrolytes, pulmonary function tests, etc. as part of ‘health check-up’ for the general population.