The public perception of the facilitators and barriers to implementing personalized medicine: a systematic review

Holden, Ciara, Bignell, Lauren, Mukhopadhyay, Somnath and Jones, Christina (2019) The public perception of the facilitators and barriers to implementing personalized medicine: a systematic review. Personalized Medicine, 16 (5). ISSN 1741-0541

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Abstract

The integration of personalized medicine (PM) into mainstream healthcare will only be successful if the
public understands and supports this change. The aim was to understand the public perception of the
barriers and facilitators towards the use of PM. A systematic review of the literature was conducted within
six databases from 2006 to 2018. Twenty-one studies with 9507 participants were included. The key themes
were familiarity andwillingness to use PM, perceived benefits and perceived risks of PM. The review shows
that the public is generally enthusiastic about the introduction of PM, although this should be interpreted
with cautious optimism due to participants having a limited familiarity of the underlying principles of
PM. The study defines areas where progress can be made to enhance this understanding and addresses
legitimate concerns.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pharmacogenomics Policy issues public opinion
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0001 Medicine and the state. Including medical statistics, medical economics, provisions for medical care, medical sociology > RA0418 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology
Depositing User: Angela Blazey
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 09:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84805

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