Table 1

Barriers to adoption

Barriers to physicians ordering genetic tests for personalised medicine% Of respondents who cited barrier as a ‘main barrier’
Lack of clinical guidelines60
Limited provider knowledge, awareness57
Lack of evidence-based clinical information53
Cost of tests is prohibitive48
Lack of time, resources to educate patients37
Results take too long for a treatment decision33
Too much paperwork/bureaucracy31
Lack of insurance coverage28
Insufficient regulatory framework27
Patient anxiety regarding test results24
Lack of reimbursement19
Approval process takes too long14
Test results will not affect treatment13