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Newborn Screening Timeliness: Most States Had Not Met Screening Goals, but Some Are Developing Strategies to Address Barriers

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Discusses the processes, strategies, and organizations involved in testing newborns for heritable diseases. Uses data provided by 38 states from 2012 to 2015 addressing how well states are meeting the recommended time frames. Examines barriers to timely testing and how courier services are helping some rural hospitals shorten specimen transport times, thereby reducing the time it takes to obtain full test results.
Date
12/2016
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Children and youth · Health screening · Hospitals · Statistics and data