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CMV Screening When Newborns Fail Hearing Tests

Key clinical point: A metropolitan N.Y. health system provides a model for how to implement cytomegalovirus screening for infants who fail hearing tests.

Major finding: Northwell Health increased CMV screening after failed hearing tests from 6.6% to 95% at five of its birth hospitals.

Study details: Pre-post quality improvement project.

Disclosures: The lead investigator had no disclosures. No funding source was mentioned.


Chauhan A et al. PAS 2019. Abstract 306.