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Title: How practice setting affects family physicians' views on genetic screening: a qualitative study
Authors: Fok, Rose Wai-Yee
Ong, Cheryl Siow Bin
Lie, Désirée
Ishak, Diana
Fung, Si Ming
Tang, Wern Ee
Sun, Shirley
Smith, Helen
Ngeow, Joanne Yuen Yie
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Social sciences::General
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Fok, R. W., Ong, C. S. B., Lie, D., Ishak, D., Fung, S. M., Tang, W. E., Sun, S., Smith, H. & Ngeow, J. Y. Y. (2021). How practice setting affects family physicians' views on genetic screening: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 22(1), 141-.
Project: L0483103 NHG-CPHCRI 
Journal: BMC Family Practice 
Abstract: Genetic screening (GS), defined as the clinical testing of a population to identify asymptomatic individuals with the aim of providing those identified as high risk with prevention, early treatment, or reproductive options. Genetic screening (GS) improves patient outcomes and is accessible to the community. Family physicians (FPs) are ideally placed to offer GS. There is a need for FPs to adopt GS to address anticipated genetic specialist shortages.
ISSN: 1471-2296
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-021-01492-y
Schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
School of Social Sciences 
Organisations: National Cancer Centre Singapore
National University Singapore
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