Abstract

In the 1960s, newborn screening programs tested for a single very rare but serious disorder. In recent years, thanks to the development of new screening technology, they have expanded into panels of tests; a federally sponsored expert group has recommended that states test for twenty-nine core disorders and twenty-five secondary disorders. By the standards used to decide whether to introduce new preventive health services into clinical use, the decision-making in newborn screening policy has been lax.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1552-146X
Print ISSN
0093-0334
Pages
pp. 32-39
Launched on MUSE
2008-06-19
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2012
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