Physician and Patient Demand for Pharmacogenetics
Source: SourceOECD Social Issues/Migration/Health, Volume 2009, Number 21, November 2009 , pp. 68-87(20)
Abstract:This chapter reviews current evidence of physicians' attitudes to pharmacogenetics. It also covers patients' perspectives and possible ethical and equity issues, particularly those concerning developing countries. It closes with consideration of the opportunities and challenges for incorporating pharmacogenetics in clinical care as well as potential organisational and system‐wide hurdles. This will necessarily create both technical and educational challenges for health professionals. Successful integration of pharmacogenetics will depend upon appropriate infrastructure and trained personnel.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: November 1, 2009