Table 2.

Beliefs about the costs and benefits of referral decisions among physicians who reported non-guideline recommended referral decisions for Terry (n = 260)

Item%*
Agree harm to relationship if refuse to refer Terry*65
Values of referral to genetic counseling*
    Terry is likely to benefit from your referral to genetic counseling84
    Poor use of resources to refer Terry for genetic counseling if you know she isn't appropriate for testing.37
    Terry could get needed reassurance from your referral for genetic counseling even if she isn't appropriate for testing.89
    No harm to refer to genetic counseling if not appropriate for genetic testing.61
Values of referral to genetic testing*
    Terry is likely to benefit from your referral to genetic testing.31
    Regardless of what you say, Terry will likely seek genetic testing on her own.54
    In the end, Terry's insurance would probably not pay for genetic testing.46
    No harm to refer to genetic testing if not appropriate for genetic testing.11
  • NOTE: Numbers are missing on some items.

  • * Percentage of respondents answering agree or strongly agree.