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Roberts MC, Dotson WD, DeVore CS
AHRQ Author: Ganiats TG
Delivery of cascade screening for hereditary conditions: a scoping review of the literature.
The authors conducted a scoping review to obtain a broad overview of cascade screening interventions, facilitators and barriers to their use, relevant policy considerations, and future research needs. They sought standardized best practices for optimizing cascade screening across various geographic and policy contexts, but found none. Studies in which trained providers contacted relatives directly, rather than through probands (index patients), showed greater cascade screening uptake; however, policies in some states might limit this approach.
Citation: Roberts MC, Dotson WD, DeVore CS . Delivery of cascade screening for hereditary conditions: a scoping review of the literature. Health Aff 2018 May;37(5):801-08. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1630.
Keywords: Family Health and History, Genetics, Policy, Screening