02 Sep Evaluation of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (2014)
The Department of Health engaged HealthConsult to undertake an evaluation of preimplantation genetic diagnosis. The evaluation included a review of the clinical evidence for the diagnostic accuracy, safety and effectiveness of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for couples who carry a specific mutation(s) for a serious genetic disorder which is at high risk of being passed onto their offspring. The cost-effectiveness of the service and the expected utilisation and financial implications for the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) were also assessed. The evaluation was considered by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) when it formulated its advice to the Minister for Health on whether the service should be publicly funded. The project commenced in October 2014 and was completed in March 2015.