Prostate screening - a medico-legal dilemma

As a GP, I’m well aware of the difficulties we face adhering to the many guidelines located in a range of repositories offering advice that is not always consistent, let alone accessible. For this reason, I was not surprised to see that the recent Care Track1 study revealed variable adherence to clinical practice guidelines.

However, while clinicians can find guidelines confusing and difficult to adhere to, in many instances lawyers find them very useful. A quick Google search of “Prostate cancer screening guidelines in Australia” reveals at least six