Journal article

The implementation of pharmacogenomics into UK general practice: a qualitative study exploring barriers, challenges and opportunities

I Rafi, I Crinson, M Dawes, D Rafi, M Pirmohamed, FM Walter

JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY GENETICS | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020

Abstract

Pharmacogenomics describes interpatient genetic variability in drug responses. Information based on whole genome sequencing will soon open up the field of pharmacogenomics and facilitate the use of genomic information relating to drug metabolism and drug responses. We undertook a qualitative study, aiming to explore the potential barriers, opportunities and challenges facing the implementation of pharmacogenomics into primary care. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 18 clinical participants (16 GPs and 2 other clinicians). All interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Using a thematic analysis approach, data items were coded, ordered and themes constructed. Most partici..

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