Genetic counseling for beta-thalassemia trait following health screening in a health maintenance organization: comparison of programmed and conventional counseling.

@article{Fisher1981GeneticCF,
  title={Genetic counseling for beta-thalassemia trait following health screening in a health maintenance organization: comparison of programmed and conventional counseling.},
  author={Lauren W Fisher and Peter T. Rowley and Mack Lipkin},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={1981},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={987-94}
}
Providing adequate counseling of patients identified in genetic screening programs is a major responsibility and expense. Adults in a health maintenance organization, unselected for interest, were screened for beta-thalassemia trait as part of preventive health care. Counseling was provided by either a trained physician (conventional counseling) or by a videotape containing the same information followed by an opportunity to question a trained physician (programmed counseling). Immediately… CONTINUE READING