'Medicine's Next Goldmine ?' The implications of new genetic health technologies for the health service

MW Calnan, DM Wainwright, P Glasner, RA Newbury-Ecob, E Ferlie

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Abstract

There is considerable uncertainty about the implications of the new genetics for health services. These are the enthusiasts who argue that molecular genetics will transform health care and others argue that the scope for genetic interventions is limited. The aim of this paper is to examine some of the questions, tensions and difficulties which face health care providers particularly in developed countries as they try to come to terms with the dilemmas raised by new genetic health care technologies (NGHTs). It identifies questions for research which may help the development of robust and flexible strategies for implementation.
Translated title of the contribution'Medicine's Next Goldmine ?' The implications of new genetic health technologies for the health service
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33 - 41
Number of pages9
JournalMedicine, Health Care and Philosophy
Volume9 (1)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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Publisher: Springer

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