Developing patient-friendly genetic and genomic test reports: formats to promote patient engagement and understanding

@inproceedings{Haga2014DevelopingPG,
  title={Developing patient-friendly genetic and genomic test reports: formats to promote patient engagement and understanding},
  author={Susanne B. Haga and Rachel A Mills and Kathryn I. Pollak and Catherine W Rehder and Adam H Buchanan and Isaac M Lipkus and Jennifer H Crow and Michael B. Datto},
  booktitle={Genome Medicine},
  year={2014}
}
With the emergence of electronic medical records and patient portals, patients are increasingly able to access their health records, including laboratory reports. However, laboratory reports are usually written for clinicians rather than patients, who may not understand much of the information in the report. While several professional guidelines define the content of test reports, there are no guidelines to inform the development of a patient-friendly laboratory report. In this Opinion, we… CONTINUE READING
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