, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 423-429

Introducing new screens: Why are we all doing different things?

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Summary

The disease panels covered by newborn blood spot screening vary greatly from country to country. There are different interpretations of the Wilson and Jungner principles and of underlying data in the scientific literature, and great disparities between the value judgements applied in screening and in routine clinical practice.

Communicating editor: Georg Hoffmann
Competing interests: None declared