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ACOG committee opinion number 287, October 2003: newborn screening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14551025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Newborn screening programs have enormous public health benefits and have been effective in identifying newborns who can benefit from early treatment. Because of advances in genetics and technology, newborn screening programs are capable of testing for more than 30 disorders, including infections, genetic diseases, and inherited and metabolic disorders. Many important issues surround the debate on universal screening, including financial resources, level of screening, continuity of care, and informed consent. To date, policy on newborn screening has been fragmented; however, efforts are underway to ensure uniformity and equity for all newborns. Obstetrician-gynecologists can continue to work to improve the health of their patients by informing expectant families of the newborn screening process.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-10     Completed Date:  2003-11-04     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  887-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Health Care Reform*
Infant, Newborn
Legislation, Medical
Neonatal Screening / legislation & jurisprudence,  trends*
Organizational Policy
Societies, Medical
United States

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