To what extent* do you agree with the following statements: "When it comes to molecular diagnostic tests, I am confident I can… "?
*5 Point Scale (1=Completely disagree, 5=Completely agree)
Agreement With Molecular Diagnostic Testing Statements (% Scores of 4 and 5)
|I AM CONFIDENT I CAN...||TOTAL|
|Explain test results to my patients||49%||46%||61%||84%|
|Identify appropriate patients for testing||48%||45%||57%||85%|
|Understand and interpret the test results||45%||42%||52%||83%|
|Choose the right test||39%||35%||50%||83%|
|Choose which lab to send the tests to||32%||30%||35%||56%|
|Determine if the test is covered by insurance||25%||24%||30%||39%|
|Determine the right insurance codes||23%||23%||25%||34%|
Fewer than half of PCPs describe themselves as being confident in their ability to explain, identify and interpret test results. They are even less confident they can choose the right test or lab, or understand the insurance issues associated with tests.
Cardiologists are only just better in being able to identify the right test.