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Antenatal and Neonatal Screening
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Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Nicholas Wald and Ian Leck

Abstract

The options in antenatal and neonatal care are legion. Preferences still tend to be subjective. In spite of much publicity that has raised public expectation, an up-to-date thorough evaluation of antenatal and neonatal screening has been lacking. This book sets out the principles and theory of screening using single and multiple markers. It emphasizes the need to examine screening approaches in a quantitative manner and aims to help enable choices to be based on objective evidence of efficacy safety, and cost — essential in determining public health policy. Technical advances have sometimes be ... More

Keywords: antenatal screening, neontal screening, efficacy, safety, abnormality detection, technical procedures, problems areas, research needs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780192628268
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Wald, editor
Wolfson Institute, University of London

Ian Leck, editor
University of Manchester