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Screen Stocks

To investigate stocks for potential investment according to a predetermined set of criteria. For example, an investor may screen stocks according to the lowest price, the most market capitalization, the most favorable price-earnings ratio, or any number of other variables. One may also combine criteria while screening stocks. The process is designed to help one make the best investment decisions, and is often accomplished with the help of a computer.

screening

the process of evaluating product ideas in terms of consumer acceptance, technical feasibility and cost. See NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
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A controlled trial of multiphasic screening. N Engl J Med 1976; 294:925-30.
Much of the data on which the estimated predictive value of the digital examination of the prostate is based come from selected populations (eg, urology clinics,[6] urology inpatients,[7] or specific prostate cancer screening programs[8,9] in which the prevalence of clinical disease appears to be 2 to 10 times higher than in populations undergoing multiphasic screening.[10] Estimates of the sensitivity and specificity of the test are flawed by an absence of biopsy results from persons with normal prostate examinations.
Cholesterol measurements were often secondary to multiphasic screening for other problems.

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