To the Editor Dr Rockwell called for changes to the direct-to-consumer (DTC) medical testing industry.1 We agree but also recognize that patient access to tools such as home thermometers, blood pressure monitors, glucometers, pregnancy tests, and HIV tests have allowed for improvement in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease. We believe that there can be value in empowering consumers to monitor specific aspects of their health. We suggest 5 actions to improve the reliability and utilization of DTC medical tests.
Gronowski AM, Haymond S, Master SR. Improving Direct-to-Consumer Medical Testing. JAMA. 2017;318(16):1613. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.13733
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