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Transcutaneous Bilirubin Measurements in Newborns: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: November 21, 2017
Project Number: RB1164-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness and diagnostic accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubin measurements in newborns?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of transcutaneous bilirubin measurements in newborns compared with serum bilirubin measurements?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding transcutaneous bilirubin measurements in newborns?

Key Message

One health technology assessment report, one systematic review with meta-analysis, one randomized controlled trial, 21 non-randomized studies, and one economic evaluation were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness, diagnostic accuracy, or cost-effectiveness of transcutaneous bilirubin measurements in well newborns. Additionally, three evidence-based guidelines were identified.