Australia lags behind other countries in developing a national policy framework for newborn screening
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Newborn bloodspot screening: setting the Australian national policy agenda
Susannah J Maxwell and Peter O’Leary
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (3): 142-143.
Susannah J Maxwell, BSc, MPH, Research Associate
Peter O’Leary, BSc, PhD, Deputy Director
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