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Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2018, 4(2), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijns4020015

Pulse Oximetry Screening in Germany—Historical Aspects and Future Perspectives

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Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Heart Centre, University of Leipzig, 04289 Leipzig, Strümpellstr. 39, Germany
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Department of Neonatology, University Childrens Hospital Aachen, 52072 Aachen, Pauwelsstr. 30, Germany
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Received: 31 March 2018 / Revised: 20 April 2018 / Accepted: 23 April 2018 / Published: 28 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neonatal Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects)
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Abstract

In January 2017, pulse oximetry screening was legally implemented in routine neonatal care in Germany. The preceding developments, which were the prerequisite for this step, are described in the specific context of Germany’s health care system. Continued evaluation of the method is imperative and may lead to modifications in the screening protocol, ideally in accordance with the efforts in other countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: critical congenital heart disease; pulse oximetry screening; Germany critical congenital heart disease; pulse oximetry screening; Germany
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Riede, F.-T.; Paech, C.; Orlikowsky, T. Pulse Oximetry Screening in Germany—Historical Aspects and Future Perspectives. Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2018, 4, 15.

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