Panel Assesses Evidence for the Collection and Use of Family Health History Information – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Most patients are familiar with completing a questionnaire about their family health history when visiting health care providers. Dr. Alfred Berg, who served as Panel Chair for the NIH State-of-the-Science Conference: Family History and Improving Health, says reporting family history of disease to a health care provider could prompt a range of next steps.
Dr. Berg: But for the most part, the panel found that it is unclear how this information can be effectively gathered and used in the primary care setting for common diseases. So our research recommendations outline our suggested approach for addressing the gaps in research.
Narrator: For details on the panel findings, visit consensus.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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