Genetic Testing, Genetic Medicine, and Managed Care

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Sharona Hoffman

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 1999

Abstract

As modern human genetics moves from the research setting to the clinical setting, it will encounter the managed care system. Issues of cost, access, and quality of care will affect the availability and nature of genetic testing, genetic counseling, and genetic therapies. This articles explores such issues as professional education, coverage of genetic services, privacy and confidentiality, and liability. It concludes with a series of recommendations for the practice of genetic medicine in the age of managed care.

Keywords: genetics, managed care, genetic counseling, human genome project, genetic medicine, quality of care

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Sharona and Rothstein, Mark A., Genetic Testing, Genetic Medicine, and Managed Care (September 1, 1999). Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 3, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1547278

Sharona Hoffman

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

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Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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