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The economics of genomic medicine : workshop summary /
Adam C. Berger and Steve Olson, rapporteurs ; Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies.
imprint
Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2013].
description
xix, 107 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0309269687, 0309269709, 9780309269681, 9780309269704
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Book
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imprint
Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2013].
isbn
0309269687
0309269709
9780309269681
9780309269704
abstract
Economic models are frequently used to anticipate the costs and benefits of new health care technologies, policies, and regulations. Economic studies also have been used to examine much more specific issues, such as comparing the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of two different drug treatments for the same condition. These kinds of analyses offer more than just predictions of future health care costs. They provide information that is valuable when implementing and using new technologies. Unfortunately, however, these economic assessments are often limited by a lack of data on which to base the examination. This particularly affects health economics, which includes many factors for which current methods are inadequate for assessing, such as personal utility, social utility, and patient preference. To understand better the health economic issues that may arise in the course of integrating genomic data into health care, the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health hosted a workshop in Washington, DC, on July 17-18, 2012, that brought together economists, regulators, payers, biomedical researchers, patients, providers, and other stakeholders to discuss the many factors that may influence this implementation. The workshop was one of a series that the roundtable has held on this topic, but it was the first focused specifically on economic issues.
catalogue key
10372764
 
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