The practice of clinical genetics: A survey of practitioners

Beth Pletcher, Ethan A.B. Jewett, William L. Cull, Sarah E. Brotherton, H. Eugene Hoyme, Richard J.D. Pan, Holly J. Mulvey

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalGenetics in Medicine
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2002

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Organized Financing
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Medical Genetics
Tertiary Healthcare
Medical Schools
Costs and Cost Analysis
Research
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics(clinical)

Keywords

  • Clinicians
  • Geneticists
  • Health care
  • Survey
  • Workforce

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Pletcher, B., Jewett, E. A. B., Cull, W. L., Brotherton, S. E., Hoyme, H. E., Pan, R. J. D., & Mulvey, H. J. (2002). The practice of clinical genetics: A survey of practitioners. Genetics in Medicine, 4(3), 142-149. https://doi.org/10.1097/00125817-200205000-00008
Pletcher, Beth ; Jewett, Ethan A.B. ; Cull, William L. ; Brotherton, Sarah E. ; Hoyme, H. Eugene ; Pan, Richard J.D. ; Mulvey, Holly J. / The practice of clinical genetics : A survey of practitioners. In: Genetics in Medicine. 2002 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 142-149.
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Pletcher, B, Jewett, EAB, Cull, WL, Brotherton, SE, Hoyme, HE, Pan, RJD & Mulvey, HJ 2002, 'The practice of clinical genetics: A survey of practitioners', Genetics in Medicine, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 142-149. https://doi.org/10.1097/00125817-200205000-00008

The practice of clinical genetics : A survey of practitioners. / Pletcher, Beth; Jewett, Ethan A.B.; Cull, William L.; Brotherton, Sarah E.; Hoyme, H. Eugene; Pan, Richard J.D.; Mulvey, Holly J.

In: Genetics in Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 3, 01.05.2002, p. 142-149.

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Pletcher B, Jewett EAB, Cull WL, Brotherton SE, Hoyme HE, Pan RJD et al. The practice of clinical genetics: A survey of practitioners. Genetics in Medicine. 2002 May 1;4(3):142-149. https://doi.org/10.1097/00125817-200205000-00008