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Pilot study of pharmacist-assisted delivery of pharmacogenetic testing in a primary care setting.

September 15, 2014

Pilot study of pharmacist-assisted delivery of pharmacogenetic testing in a primary care setting. Pharmacogenomics. 2014 Sep;15, Haga SB1, Allen LaPointe NM, Cho A, Reed SD, Mills R, Moaddeb J, Ginsburg GS.

  • 1Duke University Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, 304 Research Drive, Box 90141 Durham, NC 27708, USA.

Abstract

AIM:

To describe the rationale and design of a pilot program to implement and evaluate pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing in a primary care setting.

STUDY RATIONALE:

Several factors have impeded the uptake of PGx testing, including lack of provider knowledge and challenges with operationalizing PGx testing in a clinical practice setting.

STUDY DESIGN:

We plan to compare two strategies for the implementation of PGx testing: a pharmacist-initiated testing arm compared with a physician-initiated PGx testing arm. Providers in both groups will be required to attend an introduction to PGx seminar. Anticipated results: We anticipate that providers in the pharmacist-initiated group will be more likely to order PGx testing than providers in the physician-initiated group.

CONCLUSION:

Overall, we aim to generate data that will inform an effective delivery model for PGx testing and to facilitate a seamless integration of PGx testing in primary care practices.

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