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A modified Delphi study of screening for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Australia

  • Rochelle E Watkins1Email author,
  • Elizabeth J Elliott2, 4, 3,
  • Jane Halliday5, 6,
  • Colleen M O’Leary1, 7,
  • Heather D’Antoine8,
  • Elizabeth Russell9,
  • Lorian Hayes10,
  • Elizabeth Peadon2, 3,
  • Amanda Wilkins1, 11,
  • Heather M Jones1,
  • Anne McKenzie1,
  • Sue Miers12,
  • Lucinda Burns13,
  • Raewyn C Mutch1, 11,
  • Janet M Payne1,
  • James P Fitzpatrick2, 4,
  • Maureen Carter14,
  • Jane Latimer4 and
  • Carol Bower1
BMC Pediatrics201313:13

Received: 23 August 2012

Accepted: 21 January 2013

Published: 25 January 2013

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Original Submission
23 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Rochelle Watkins
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gerald Mizejewski
8 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Rochelle Watkins
Resubmission - Version 3
8 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
21 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
25 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2431-13-13

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Authors’ Affiliations

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia
Public Health Genetics, Genetic Disorders, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Centre for Population Health Research, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association, Cairns, Australia
Centre for Chronic Disease, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Child and Adolescent Health Service, Department of Health Western Australia, Perth, Australia
National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders, Adelaide, Australia
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services, Fitzroy Crossing, Australia