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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: development of consensus referral criteria for specialist diagnostic assessment in Australia

This study aimed to develop referral criteria for FASD in Australia. Workshop participants identified five criteria for referral and these were similar to those recommended in North America. The authors concluded that increased awareness among health professionals of these criteria was needed to improve identification of FASD in Australia.

Authors: Rochelle E Watkins, Elizabeth J Elliott, Amanda Wilkins, Jane Latimer, Jane Halliday, James P Fitzpatrick, Raewyn C Mutch, Colleen M O’Leary, Lucinda Burns, Anne McKenzie, Heather M Jones, Janet M Payne, Heather D’Antoine, Sue Miers, Elizabeth Russell, Lorian Hayes, Maureen Carter, Carol Bower

Date: July 2014

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