The impact of foresight studies on human healthcare in the post-genomic era

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Damrongchai, N, Johnston, Ron and Tegart, Greg (2010) The impact of foresight studies on human healthcare in the post-genomic era. International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 6 (1-3). pp. 151-165. ISSN 1740-2816


Under the conditions of increased demand for ways of addressing the future through strategic intelligence, foresight is progressively being embedded as a planning, consultation and decision making tool. A typology of foresight outcomes is developed in order to more effectively evaluate, and assess the impact of foresight on policy. A case study of a recent multi-national foresight project which examined human health care in the post-genomic era demonstrates the crucial role of foresight in providing a means to grasp the complexity of the potential impacts, for reconciling the many different perspectives involved, and for providing a sound basis for future policies. The impact of the project is assessed against the various possible outcomes.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1504/IJFIP.2010.032671
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords ResPubID21602. foresight studies, scenario planning, Delphi, genomics, human genome, biotechnology, healthcare, social impact, economic impact
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