Genetics and prevention effectiveness

Scott D. Grosse and Steven M. Teutsch

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780195128307
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864485 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Genetics and prevention effectiveness

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This chapter is intended to help the reader critically evaluate quantitative prevention-effectiveness studies in genetics and to understand their uses and limitations. No prior knowledge of prevention-effectiveness methods is assumed. The first part presents an overview of the major types of analysis, definitions, underlying concepts, and rules for carrying out prevention-effectiveness analyses. The second half of the chapter applies these rules to case studies of recent economic evaluations of genetic screening, genetic testing, and genetic-test-specific therapeutic interventions.

Keywords: prevention-effectiveness analyses; public health; genetic testing; genetic screening; case studies

Chapter.  13832 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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