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Genet Med. 2002 May-Jun;4(3):142-9.

The practice of clinical genetics: a survey of practitioners.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

A survey of clinical geneticists was undertaken to learn more about current practice.

METHODS:

An attempt was made to survey all geneticists practicing in the United States to elicit information on a variety of issues.

RESULTS:

A total of 69% of geneticists responded. Most practice at a medical school, most receive a portion of their income from salary, and many receive personal financial support from research grants.

CONCLUSION:

The specialty of medical genetics is primarily housed in tertiary care settings. Although a substantial amount of time is required to see patients, reimbursement for these services does not cover the costs to maintain such practices.

PMID:
12180149
DOI:
10.109700125817-200205000-00008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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