More collaboration is needed about benefits of new genetic screening tests

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7156.471a (Published 15 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:471
  1. Brendan O'Connor, Consultant in public health medicine
  1. East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PB

    EDITOR—Gill and Richards request a full and rigorous assessment of the benefits and costs of introducing new genetic screening tests.1 They point out the need for collaboration between geneticists, public health specialists, and primary care teams and emphasise the importance of the general public.

    A spot analysis of data available for East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority for the current financial year (1997-8) from an eligible general population …

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