Indicators of newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism in Sri Lanka: program challenges and way forward

@inproceedings{Hettiarachchi2014IndicatorsON,
  title={Indicators of newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism in Sri Lanka: program challenges and way forward},
  author={Manjula Hettiarachchi and Sujeewa Amarasena},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Many of the countries in the Asia Pacific Region are just initiating newborn screening programs for selected metabolic and other congenital disorders. The present study is aimed at evaluating the congenital hypothyroidism screening program in the Southern region of Sri Lanka in terms of coverage, effectiveness of detecting and managing the cases. METHODS The Newborn Screening System Database of Sri Lanka was reviewed from January 2011 to December 2012. The data of 47 babies who… CONTINUE READING