National Academy of Medicine

The Cost-Effectiveness of Clinical Sequencing

By David L. Veenstra, P. J. Brooks
February 12, 2015 | Discussion Paper

The use of genome sequencing in the clinic has the potential to greatly improve the quality of care that patients receive. However, it is currently unknown how sequencing will impact the overall cost-effectiveness of medicine. This discussion paper, the fifth of seven individually authored commentaries that explores the evidence needed to support the use of genome sequencing in the clinic, examines the major components of the economic value of clinical sequencing and outlines research and policy needs for understanding the overall cost-effectiveness of next-generation sequencing.

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