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Critical appraisal of the views of healthcare professionals with respect to pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine in Greece

Mai, Yuan, Mitropoulou, Christina, Papadopoulou, Xanthi E., Vozikis, Athanassios, Cooper, David Neil, van Schaik, Ron H. and Patrinos, George P. 2014. Critical appraisal of the views of healthcare professionals with respect to pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine in Greece. Personalized Medicine 11 (1) , pp. 15-26. 10.2217/pme.13.92

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Abstract

Aim: In the postgenomic era, in many European countries, very little is known regarding the level of awareness of healthcare professionals with respect to pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. Methods: Here, we report the findings of an in-depth study, involving 86 pharmacists and 208 physicians, to assess their level of awareness of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. Results: Our findings indicate that approximately 60% of pharmacists consider their level of knowledge of personalized medicine to be very low, while over half of the pharmacists and physicians intimate that they would be unable to explain the results of pharmacogenomic tests to their customers or patients, respectively. This situation may be directly related to the low level of their undergraduate education in genetics and pharmacogenomics. Conclusion: These findings provide the basis for assessing the views of healthcare professionals in relation to personalized medicine in Greece, and should help to facilitate the integration of genomics into the medical decision-making process.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: Future Medicine
ISSN: 1741-0541
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 May 2018
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 09:22
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/83910

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