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Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloOrganisation of newborn hearing screening programmes in the European Union: widely implemented, differently performed
Anno di pubblicazione2016
Autore/iB. Vos, C. Senterre, R. Lagasse, G. Tognola, A Leveque
Affiliazioni autoriB. Vos, A Leveque: School of Public Health, Research Center Health Policy and Systems - International Health, Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussel, Belgium; and Centre d'Epidemiologie Perinatale (CEpiP), Route de Lennik 808, Brussels, Belgium. C. Senterre, R. Lagasse: School of Public Health, Research Center Health Policy and Systems - International Health, Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussel, Belgium G. Tognola: IEIIT Institute of Electronics, Computers and Telecommunication Engineering, CNR Italian National Research Council, Milan, Italy
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractBackground: Implementation of newborn hearing screening programmes is widely recommended and programme organisational designs may differ in practice. The objective of this article was to establish an overview of the newborn hearing screening programmes in the 28 countries of the European Union on four topics (policy-decision, financing, general designs, organisational features). Methods: National or regional programme coordinators completed an online self-administered questionnaire focusing on protocol description and programme organisation. Results: Thirty-nine key informants, representing 24 countries, from national or regional levels completed the questionnaire. Newborn hearing screening programmes are or will be shortly implemented largely in the European Union countries. Levels of policy decision-making and organisational decisions are diverse (national, regional or combined). Designs of the programmes (number of steps before diagnosis referral, single or dual target group protocol) highly varied. However, common organisational elements were observed: hearing screening tests are often performed by nursing staff, in hospitals and early in life. This pattern does not apply when a screening protocol is specifically implemented for newborns with risk factor(s) for hearing impairment or admitted to neonatal intensive care units. Hearing test financing frequently involved public sources, including government and public health funds. Conclusion: Despite the same goal of early identification of hearingimpaired children, there is a high level of diversity in programmes, including policy decisions, financing, general designs and pragmatic organisational choices (e.g. professionals involved, location or time for screening, number of steps in the protocol). Further investigations should analyse these differences in relation to the programmes' contexts and outcomes.
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RivistaEuropean journal of public health
Attiva dal 1991
Editore: Almqvist & Wiksell International. - Stockholm
Paese di pubblicazione: Svezia
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1101-1262
Titolo chiave: European journal of public health
Titolo proprio: European journal of public health.
Titolo abbreviato: Eur. j. public health
Numero volume della rivista26
Fascicolo della rivista3
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePreprint
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Parole chiaveNewborn hearing screening; statistical data; program implementation
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Data di accettazione25/02/2016
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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Progetti Europei-
  • Vos, Senterre, Lagasse, Tognola, Leveque: Organisation of newborn hearing screening programmes in the European Union
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