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TITLE Organisation and financing of genetic testing in Belgium   Report KCE Genetics EN.pdf (682.9 KB)
Document ID LIB611
Document type Study results
Issue date 09/10/2007
Document reference D/2007/10.273/46
Original language of the document English
Full text available in EN (682.9 KB)
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Document requested by Belgian Healthcare Knowledge Centre
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Yellow Window Management Consultants (division of E.A.D.C. nv)
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Policy domains
  • Health


Short description 
The main objectives of the study are :
1. to compile an overview of the present landscape in terms of organisation and financing of genetic testing in Belgium :
• to enhance the transparency of the activities and financing sources of
the eight Centres for Human Genetics (CHGs) in Belgium;
• concretely, to answer the questions of ‘what is being done in testing
and counselling, at what cost, and who is paying for these testing and
counselling activities ?’
2. to explore the expectations for the future and identify the future needs; and confront these with the present situation
3. to benchmark the Belgian situation against that in selected other European
[Genetic Services], [Congenital, Hereditary and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities], [Genetic Techniques], [Genetic Counseling]
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Key findings of the study:
1. In most centres it was impossible to obtain an exhaustive overview of
tests performed and invoiced.
2. The management of the centres often does not have the (informatics)
tools for proper management. The centres are more and more
considered by the hospital management as a standard department, with a
decreasing level of autonomy.
3. The reimbursement by the heal ...

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