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 after its implementation. We show that, under plausible assumptions, preferences among 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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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2005
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Opportunity analysis; potential success; screening programs;
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- Carmen Herrero & Juan Moreno-Ternero, 2008. "Opportunity analysis of newborn screening programs," Review of Economic Design, Springer, vol. 12(4), pages 259-277, December.
- 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).
- 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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- NEP-ALL-2006-02-05 (All new papers)
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