Concerns in a primary care population about genetic discrimination by insurers

@article{Hall2005ConcernsIA,
  title={Concerns in a primary care population about genetic discrimination by insurers},
  author={Mark A. Hall and Jean E Mcewen and James C Barton and Ann P Walker and Edmund G Howe and Jacob A. Reiss and Tara E. Power and Shellie D Ellis and Diane C. Tucker and Barbara W Harrison and Gordon D. McLaren and Andrea De Andrade Ruggiero and Elizabeth J Thomson},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={311-316}
}
Purpose: Fear of genetic discrimination might deter participation in research or therapy. This is a major impetus for laws limiting insurers' use of genetic information, yet there is little information about the extent of this fear in the general population and how it varies by social factors.Methods: This study measures concern about insurance problems relating to genetic testing, as part of primary-care screening for hereditary hemochromatosis (iron overload). Data come from a multiethnic… CONTINUE READING

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