Hyperbilirubinemia: Screening Infants
Release Date: October 2009
Summary of Recommendation
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening infants for hyperbilirubinemia to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
Select Clinical Considerations for suggestions for practice when the evidence is insufficient.
Related Information for Health Professionals
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. October 2009.