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Table 4 Clinical geneticists' attitudes regarding the replacement of a face-to-face consultation with a telephone consultation within and outside of the context of an established doctor-patient relationship.

From: Survey of European clinical geneticists on awareness, experiences and attitudes towards direct-to-consumer genetic testing

Scenario/Type of test Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neither agree or disagree Somewhat agree Strongly agree
WITHOUT the context of an established physician-patient relationship, it is acceptable to replace a face-to-face medical genetic supervision (by a medical doctor) with telephone supervision (by a medical doctor) 63%
(74/117)
21%
(24/117)
5%
(6/117)
11%
(13/117)
0/117
(0%)
WITHIN the context of an established physician-patient relationship, it is acceptable to replace face-to-face medical genetic supervision (by a medical doctor) with telephone supervision (by a medical doctor)? 25%
(29/118)
27%
(32/118)
8%
(9/118)
33%
(39/118)
8%
(9/118)