Pilot study of pharmacist-assisted delivery of pharmacogenetic testing in a primary care setting.
AIM: To describe the rationale and design of a pilot program to implement and evaluate pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing in a primary care setting. STUDY RATIONALE: Several factors have impeded the uptake of PGx testing, including lack of provider knowledge and challenges with operationalizing PGx testing in a clinical practice setting. STUDY DESIGN: We plan to compare two strategies for the implementation of PGx testing: a pharmacist-initiated testing arm compared with a physician-initiated PGx testing arm. Providers in both groups will be required to attend an introduction to PGx seminar. Anticipated results: We anticipate that providers in the pharmacist-initiated group will be more likely to order PGx testing than providers in the physician-initiated group. CONCLUSION: Overall, we aim to generate data that will inform an effective delivery model for PGx testing and to facilitate a seamless integration of PGx testing in primary care practices.
Haga, SB; LaPointe, NMA; Cho, A; Reed, SD; Mills, R; Moaddeb, J; Ginsburg, GS
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