The Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) is an independent non-statutory committee established by the Australian Government Minister for Health in 1998.
MSAC appraises new medical services proposed for public funding, and provides advice to Government on whether a new medical service should be publicly funded (and if so, its circumstances) on an assessment of its comparative safety, clinical effectiveness,cost-effectiveness, and total cost, using the best available evidence. Amendments and reviews of existing services funded on the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) or other programmes (for example, blood products or screening programmes) are also considered by MSAC. Listen
Sampling Plan: Fry will be collected 17 days after stocking the brood pond with adults. The fry will be graded for size by passing them through fine mesh such that only fish between 8 and 12 mm length will be used in the experiment. The exact nature of the treatments depends on the outcome of Study 1; . if Study 1 demonstrates that two immersions are necessary for masculinization, then the study will focus on determining if immersions on any two days between collection of the fry (Day 1) and Day 4 results in masculinization. The treatment groups will be: