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A decision-tree approach to cost comparison of newborn screening strategies for cystic fibrosis.

Authors
  • Wells, Janelle
  • Rosenberg, Marjorie
  • Hoffman, Gary
  • Anstead, Michael
  • Farrell, Philip M
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2012
Volume
129
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-0096
PMID: 22291119
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The IRT/IRT screening algorithm reduces the costs to laboratories and insurance companies but has more system failures. IRT/DNA offers other advantages, including fewer delayed diagnoses and lower out-of-pocket costs to families.

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