The utility of distress screening appears to vary among cancer clinicians, according to findings from a British investigation. Researchers found that clinicians believed screening was useful in 43% of patient assessments but not useful in 35.9% of assessments. More than half of respondents felt distress screening helped with communication, but about one-third (37.5%) felt it was impractical for routine use.

Abstract: Cancer, June 6, 2012 (online).