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Quicker kids' diagnosis after 20yrs

Posted 20 March 2024 AM

Today the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mark Butler, is announcing funding for the first nationwide program designed to reduce the time it takes to diagnose juvenile arthritis, which is currently described as 'unacceptable'.

The program, Juvenile Arthritis: Early Diagnosis, Early Intervention Changing Children's Lives, is based on a key recommendation of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Childhood Rheumatic Diseases which tabled its interim report in March 2022, and follows strong advocacy from Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia (JAFA), which released the IMPACT study last year revealing the urgent need for more timely diagnosis of juvenile arthritis (JA).

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