This week, CDC releases a 16-page report on BRCA Genetic Testing and the corresponding Receipt of Preventive Interventions in women age 18-64 with commercial insurance. Read the report here.
Overall, BRCA testing prevalence has risen a lot from 2009 to 2014, and differences between metropolitan and rural areas have shrunk somewhat. A comprehensive review of elevated risk due to BRCA appeared in JAMA in June (Kuchenbaecker, JAMA 317:2402, here).
This report, in itself, is indicative of the wider and somewhat more rapid use of multi payer claims inventories to assess real-world US public health interventions (underlying data from Truven, which IBM acquired last year.) See a current article in NEJM on health insurance systems and clinical trials, Choudry NEJM 377:957, here.
USPSTF will release an updated US guideline on BRCA in the coming months (here).