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Better screening needed for sickle cell and thalassaemia

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7256.262/e (Published 29 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:262
  1. Jenny Blythe
  1. BMJ

    Universal antenatal screening for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia may be cost effective in some areas of the United Kingdom, says a report from the Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development.

    Universal antenatal and neonatal screening was previously recommended in areas in which 15% or more of the population are from ethnic minority groups. Current screening models are in operation, but the institute describes the service as “patchy” and “unstructured.” According …

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