Opportunity analysis of newborn screening programs
AbstractThere exist congenital diseases that reduce newborns' potential opportunities. This reduction is sometimes alleviated if the congenital disease is early detected thanks to a newborn screening program. We propose an outcome measurement of newborn screening programs based on the opportunity gains they offer. We show that, under plausible assumptions, the ranking of the available screening programs for a particular disease, according to this new outcome measurement, do not depend on the metric of opportunity. We also apply our model to the current debate about choosing between a selective or a universal newborn hearing screening program to detect congenital hearing impairment.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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- HERRERO, Carmen & MORENO-TERNERO, Juan D., 2007. "Opportunity analysis of newborn screening programs," CORE Discussion Papers 2007029, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- Juan D. Moreno Ternero & Carmen Herrero Blanco, 2005. "Opportunity Analysis Of Newborn Screening Programs," Working Papers. Serie AD 2005-02, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
- D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
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