New developments in personalized medicine could save billions of dollars in improved health

7 mayo 2015

Personalized medical interventions to prevent heart disease could generate $114 billion worth of heath gains in United States, experts say. These interventions tailor medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient, according to their susceptibility to a particular illness. But it goes beyond just targeting therapies at individuals who are ill; it includes the ability to identify those at highest risk of developing a disease, and who would benefit most from prevention measures.