Primary care physician experiences with integrated pharmacogenomic testing in a community health system.

Per Med 2017 09 2;14(5):389-400. Epub 2017 Aug 2.

Center for Personalized Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 1001 University Place, Suite 160, Evanston, IL 60201, USA.

Aim: To explore primary care physicians' views of the utility and delivery of direct access to pharmacogenomics (PGx) testing in a community health system.

Methods: This descriptive study assessed the perspectives of 15 healthcare providers utilizing qualitative individual interviews.

Results: Three main themes emerged: perceived value and utility of PGx testing; challenges to implementation in practice; and provider as well as patient needs.

Conclusion: While providers in this study viewed benefits of PGx testing as avoiding side effects, titrating doses more quickly, improving shared decision-making and providing psychological reassurance, challenges will need to be addressed such as privacy concerns, cost, insurance coverage and understanding the complexity of PGx test results.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/pme-2017-0036DOI Listing
September 2017
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