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Newborn bloodspot screening: setting the Australian national policy agenda

Esko Wiltshire and Fergus Cameron, on behalf of the Disorders of Sex Development Subcommittee, Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (2): 91-94. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00402
Published online: 21 July 2014

The recent article by Maxwell and O'Leary1 is timely in outlining the obstacles to introducing newborn screening tests in Australia, and the need for a nationally consistent approach, where the benefits of screening are proven. These obstacles exist despite clear policy developed by the professional newborn screening community.2

  • Esko Wiltshire1,2
  • Fergus Cameron3
  • on behalf of the Disorders of Sex Development Subcommittee, Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group

  • 1 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • 2 Child Health, Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • 3 Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

We are representatives of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group, the key professional body for paediatric endocrinologists in Australasia.

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