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Individualised medicine and health care system. Summary

Hüsing, Bärbel; Hartig, Juliane; Bührlen, Bernhard; Reiß, Thomas; Gaisser, Sibylle


There is already a medical need for increasing patient involvement in health care, and this is likely to increase in the future. Visions of technology suggest that an "individualised health care" could emerge from the combination of this trend with findings from the life sciences in about twenty years: Medical services that can be more specifically adapted to the individual than in the past are seen as having the potential to achieve more ambitious quality and cost targets in health care. Such individualised medicine could permeate all stages of service provision - from prevention and (early) diagnosis to therapy and follow-up monitoring. It is based on such diverse scientific and technological developments as genome analyses, nanomedicine, autologous cell therapies, molecular imaging, nutrigenomics or the determination of patient-specific protein expression patterns.

Subject and objective of the project
The Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment commissioned a report on the future of this topic, which is still predominantly in the research and development stage. Already in the early phase of the research and health policy discussion on the future option, the aim was to analyse
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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137968
Veröffentlicht am 22.10.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 06.2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137968
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 26 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 126
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Schlagwörter Health care; Technology assessment; Medicines; Diabetes; Diagnosis; Research policy; Statutory health insurance; Health policy; Health care; Health economy; Medical research; Medical care; Private health insurance; Study; Therapy
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