Rational or rationed medicine? The promise of genetics for improved clinical practice

Robin Fears, Derek Roberts, George Poste

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Abstract

Genomics research and the use of genetic information will transform performance in the health service and the pharmaceutical industry. Since cost benefit implications for health care and health gain will be complex, pilot work is needed to explore options. Current mechanisms for translating research advances into improved health care need radical review. Education of all healthcare professionals and greater awareness of users' perspectives are needed in order to capitalise on the results of genomics research. If the supply of new products and services is to be rational rather than rationed, a strategic public-private partnership is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-935
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Volume320
Issue number7239
StatePublished - Apr 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Medicine
Genomics
Delivery of Health Care
Public-Private Sector Partnerships
Genetic Research
Drug Industry
Research
Health Services
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Education
Health

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Rational or rationed medicine? The promise of genetics for improved clinical practice. / Fears, Robin; Roberts, Derek; Poste, George.

In: British Medical Journal, Vol. 320, No. 7239, 01.04.2000, p. 933-935.

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