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Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening in New Zealand 2007 - A Report of the Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening Advisory Group to the
A report of the Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening Advisory Group to the National Screening Unit.
The Antenatal Down Syndrome Screening Advisory Group was established in response to a report commissioned by the National Screening Unit to review the existing problems with Down syndrome screening practice. The Stone and Austin Report highlighted many deficiencies including the use of outdated testing, inequity of access, lack of knowledge amongst health care professionals, no process to audit practice, and a lack of adequate information and counselling for parents. The major concern identified was that the existing practice is putting women through undue stress and results in unnecessary pregnancy loss. The Advisory Group was asked to examine interim measures to improve access, safety and quality of the existing screening and to examine the need for and acceptability of a nationally organised Down Syndrome screening programme. The report identifies the main issues relating to antenatal screening for Down syndrome and presents a number of options for consideration.
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