Minimizing false-positives in universal newborn hearing screening: a simple solution.

@article{Clemens2001MinimizingFI,
  title={Minimizing false-positives in universal newborn hearing screening: a simple solution.},
  author={Conrad J Clemens and Sherri A Davis},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={E29}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The false-positive rates of previously reported universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) programs range between 2.5% and 8%. Critics of UNHS programs have claimed that this rate is too high and might lead to a number of the negative effects produced by false-positive screening tests, namely emotional trauma, disease labeling, iatrogenesis from unnecessary testing, and increased expense in terms of time and money. We previously reported, based on some preliminary data… CONTINUE READING

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