Table 2

Cost for physician-based counseling and testing

Time spent counseling (min)% of counselor’s timeaCost ($)Reduction of Costb (%)
412519963.0
161019097.2
 3218639.4
20 additionalc14.92087(1.5)
  • a Compared with 1.63 h, average time for a genetic counselor to counsel a proband.

  • b Reduction in cost compared with baseline analysis.

  • c Assumes 10 min spent by physician at pretest counseling and at posttest disclosure in addition to the baseline amount of counselor time.