A centralized approach to out-of-province genetic testing leads to cost savings: the Alberta experience.

@article{Lilley2013ACA,
  title={A centralized approach to out-of-province genetic testing leads to cost savings: the Alberta experience.},
  author={Margaret Lilley and Soize Christian and P Blumenschein and Shijia. Chan and Martin J. Somerville},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={
          373-7
        }
}
The Genetic Resource Center (GRC) is a centralized process for requesting genetic testing that is not available within the province (Alberta, Canada). In order to assess potential cost savings associated with this process, all applications received by the GRC in 2010 were reviewed, and cost savings were recorded for statistical analysis. Seven areas of cost savings were identified: (i) negotiated pricing, (ii) laboratory selection, (iii) testing setup in-province, (iv) duplicate testing, (v… CONTINUE READING

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