Screening for medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency is being evaluatedBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1062 (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1062
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EDITOR—Tanner et al write that the effectiveness of screening neonates for medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency has still not been completely evaluated.1 Evaluation of population based screening is a two part process. Firstly, the likely benefits and costs are assessed before the screening is introduced; and, secondly, an investigation is subsequently done into whether these calculations are borne out in practice.
The United Kingdom's health technology assessment process has undertaken the first step of its evaluation process …