GP check-ups do make a difference: study

GP health checks do benefit patients after all, an Australian study finds, challenging growing international scepticism over the effectiveness of regular check-ups.

Health checks have become fiercely contentious in the UK and Europe, with critics calling for government subsidies to be scrapped after a damning 2012 Cochrane review found scant evidence of any benefit.

But now University of Adelaide researchers have pushed back, arguing that the benefits depends on where the check-up takes place