Precision Medicine Benefits
Precision medicine benefits are possible when medical decisions are based on of individual patients. The fundamental idea of this data-driven medical approach is described in our article on precision medicine. This article lists six concrete precision medicine benefits. There are several advantages of precision medicine such as better medication effectiveness. This is possible because the patient treatment is tailored to specific patient characteristics like the genetic profile or biomarkers. There are also economic advantages. One example are lower healthcare costs because of optimized and effective use of therapies for patients. An interesting article of benefits and advantages is available here.
Another advantage is the reduction of adverse event risks by avoiding therapies that show no clear positive effects on a particular disease. In other words risks in the case of these therapies can be avoided such as partially unavoidable negative side effects. A clear benefit is also early disease diagnosis and prevention. This is possible by using molecular and non-molecular biomarkers. Interesting precision medicine benefits include also improved disease management using wearable sensors and mobile health applications. More medical details on advantages of precision medicine can be obtained from here. For example, a smarter design of clinical trials due to selection of likely responders at baseline is another advantage.