Purpose: A survey of clinical geneticists was undertaken to learn more about current practice. Methods: An attempt was made to survey all geneticists practicing in the United States to elicit information on a variety of issues. Results: A total of 69% of geneticists responded. Most practice at a medical school, most receive a portion of their income from salary, and many receive personal financial support from research grants. Conclusion: The specialty of medical genetics is primarily housed in tertiary care settings. Although a substantial amount of time is required to see patients, reimbursement for these services does not cover the costs to maintain such practices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health care