Precision Medicine's Impact on Standard of Care
The burgeoning science of precision medicine is a movement toward relying less on physician judgment and experience and more on vast banks of clinical data. Thus, precision medicine could revolutionize the practice of medicine and the physician’s role in patient care. One initial question is how this may change the standard of care in medical malpractice cases. Additionally, is there anything medical care providers should do to limit risk? Both of these considerations require an understanding of what precision medicine is and what it is expected to become.
Dan Ferhat and Jason Poore explore these issues in their article, "Precision Medicine's Impact on Standard of Care."