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Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2018, 4(4), 32; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijns4040032

European Union Should Actively Stimulate and Harmonise Neonatal Screening Initiatives

International Society for Neonatal Screening Office, Burgemeester Fabiuspark 55, 3721CK Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Received: 27 September 2018 / Revised: 7 November 2018 / Accepted: 8 November 2018 / Published: 14 November 2018
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Abstract

Neonatal screening programmes have been introduced in almost all European countries. In practice there are large differences, especially in the panel of conditions that are screened for, often without clear reasons. Policy making on a European level is lacking in contrast to the situation in the USA. Professionals have the knowledge to expand the panels but are dependent on policy-makers for the necessary funds. This paper is a call on the EU Commission to take up a role in providing equal access to neonatal screening for all children within the EU. View Full-Text
Keywords: (recommended) screening panel; policy making; harmonisation; patient advocacy (recommended) screening panel; policy making; harmonisation; patient advocacy
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Loeber, J.G. European Union Should Actively Stimulate and Harmonise Neonatal Screening Initiatives. Int. J. Neonatal Screen. 2018, 4, 32.

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