Journal article

Diagnostic Impact and Cost-effectiveness of Whole-Exome Sequencing for Ambulant Children With Suspected Monogenic Conditions

Tiong Yang Tan, Oliver James Dillon, Zornitza Stark, Deborah Schofield, Khurshid Alam, Rupendra Shrestha, Belinda Chong, Dean Phelan, Gemma R Brett, Emma Creed, Anna Jarmolowicz, Patrick Yap, Maie Walsh, Lilian Downie, David J Amor, Ravi Savarirayan, George McGillivray, Alison Yeung, Heidi Peters, Susan J Robertson Show all

JAMA PEDIATRICS | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Importance: Optimal use of whole-exome sequencing (WES) in the pediatric setting requires an understanding of who should be considered for testing and when it should be performed to maximize clinical utility and cost-effectiveness. Objectives: To investigate the impact of WES in sequencing-naive children suspected of having a monogenic disorder and evaluate its cost-effectiveness if WES had been available at different time points in their diagnostic trajectory. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective study was part of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance demonstration project. At the ambulatory outpatient clinics of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services at the Royal Children..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The studywas funded by the founding organizations of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance (Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australian Genome Research Facility, and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) and the State Government of Victoria (Department of Health and Human Services). The involvement of Australian Genome Research Facility was supported by sponsorship from Bioplatforms Australia and the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy program.