Primary Care Providers Wary, Optimistic About Genetic Testing in Survey

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Medscape Medical News, by Ken Dooley Young

A survey of primary care providers found that many doubt their own readiness to aid patients in understanding the results of genetic testing, but remain optimistic that this diagnostic tool will benefit patients, according to research published May 7 in Health Affairs.

Among 488 primary care providers who responded to a survey, 74% agreed or strongly agreed with the view that genetic testing for common disease risk is clinically useful, report Diane Hauser, MPA, from the Institute for Family Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues.