Economic burden of neural tube defects and impact of prevention with folic acid: a literature review

@inproceedings{Yi2011EconomicBO,
  title={Economic burden of neural tube defects and impact of prevention with folic acid: a literature review},
  author={Yunni Yi and Marion Lindemann and Antje Colligs and Claire Snowball},
  booktitle={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2011}
}
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are the second most common group of serious birth defects. Although folic acid has been shown to reduce effectively the risk of NTDs and measures have been taken to increase the awareness, knowledge, and consumption of folic acid, the full potential of folic acid to reduce the risk of NTDs has not been realized in most countries. To understand the economic burden of NTDs and the economic impact of preventing NTDs with folic acid, a systematic review was performed on… CONTINUE READING