Evidence review of universal ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in infants in Ireland

Health Information and Quality Authority
Record ID 32018012821
Authors' methods: This research was carried out in accordance with HIQA’s guidelines for the conduct of HTA. In summary: The terms of reference for this evidence review were agreed between HIQA and the Chair of the NSAC, on behalf of the NSAC. A multidisciplinary expert advisory group (EAG) was convened by HIQA comprising representation from the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, parent representatives (Cuidiú), and clinicians with specialist expertise in public health, neonatology, paediatrics, radiology, and orthopaedics. A protocol for the work to be undertaken was reviewed by the HIQA EAG, and published on the HIQA website. Potential diagnostic and treatment modalities, as well as the current Irish screening recommendations, were described. The epidemiology of DDH in Ireland and internationally was described. A brief review of the clinical effectiveness of universal ultrasound screening compared to selective ultrasound screening was carried out. A draft report summarising the findings of this evidence review was produced and reviewed by the EAG. This was subsequently amended, where appropriate. The final draft of the evidence review was submitted to the CEO of HIQA for approval. Following its approval, the final report was submitted to NSAC for consideration and published on the HIQA website.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2024
Requestor: National Screening Advisory Committee (NSAC)
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Other
Country: Ireland
MeSH Terms
  • Mass Screening
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Hip Dislocation, Congenital
  • Neonatal Screening
  • Ultrasonography
  • Infant, Newborn
  • universal screening
  • developmental dysplasia of the hip
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