Cost effectiveness of antenatal screening for cystic fibrosis

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.908a (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:908

Realistic cost must be established for genetic counselling in two step screening

  1. David J H Brock
  1. Professor Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

    EDITOR,—The paper by H S Cuckle and colleagues reaches an extraordinary conclusion—namely, that couple screening is more expensive than two step (sequential) screening per affected pregnancy detected.1 This is contrary to the conclusion of the recent detailed analysis by Morris and Oppenheimer2 and to the conclusions that colleagues and I reached after substantial field trials of both types of screening.3 4

    The problem seems to …

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