Journal article

Healthcare System-Funded Preventive Genomic Screening: Challenges for Australia and Other Single-Payer Systems

Paul Lacaze, Jane Tiller, Ingrid Winship

PUBLIC HEALTH GENOMICS | KARGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

The prospect of healthcare systems offering population-based preventive genomic testing to all adults is becoming feasible. Some single-payer or state-funded healthcare systems are already considering offering universal testing as part of routine care. In countries with public healthcare systems, there is a unique opportunity to provide such testing in the form of a national screening program, following existing national population health-screening frameworks. This paradigm, if achievable, could help deliver a degree of testing quality and equity-of-access that may not be possible in private-payer or direct-to-consumer models, to maximize prevention and health benefits. Here, we outline some..

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