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Vitamin D deficiency and testing in Australia are epidemics - Aug 2011

~Highlights from Sidney Morning Herald Aug 2011

  • 2010: nearly 3 million tests for levels of vitamin D costing Australia almost $100 million.
  • The number has grown more than 50-fold in a decade - and has doubled in just two years
  • Screening during pregnancy could add 300,000 to the total.

They are considering vitamin D testing for all pregnancies - but they see a large direct cost, but not the huge cost savings

It would be far less expensive and far better for the women to just have them take about 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily

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See also VitaminDWik