Rare childhood diseases: how should we respond?

Yvonne Zurynski*, K. Frith, H. Leonard, E. Elliott

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Paradoxically, rare diseases are common, collectively affecting 6-10% of the population and have a hoge impact on patients and families, health services, clinicians and the wider community. Accurate data are required to inform clinical practice, government policy and health service planning. We recommend a national approach, similar to that adopted in the USA and Europe, to support research and promote advocacy and equitable access to services for children with rare diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1074
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


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