Table 3:

Willingness to pay and predicted uptake for scenarios related to return of incidental findings

Senario no.New policy scenarioPrevailing policy senarioAverage incremental willingness to pay,$ (95% CI)*Predicted uptake of new policy scenarios, % (95% CI)
1Return results only for disorders with:
  • Recommended effective medical treatment

  • Severe health consequences

  • ≥ 80% lifetime risk

Information on incidental findings is not returned445 (322–567)66 (63–71)
2Return results only for disorders with:
  • Recommended effective medical treatment and lifestyle change

  • Severe health consequences

  • ≥ 80% lifetime risk

Information on incidental findings is not returned641 (520–762)73 (69–77)
3Patient’s choice between 2 options — Return results only for disorders with:
  • Any treatability level

  • Severe health consequences

  • ≥ 80% lifetime risk

Or return results only for disorders with:
  • Recommended effective medical treatment

  • Severe health consequences

  • ≥ 80% lifetime risk

Recommended effective medical treatment only; severe health consequences; ≥ 80% lifetime risk280 (248–313)
  • Medical and nonmedical treatment 27 (24–29)

  • Medical treatment only 49 (45–52)

  • Total uptake 76 (72–79)

  • Note: CI = confidence interval.

  • * Willingness to pay was derived from the estimates of the mixed logit statistical model using the compensating variation formula. All estimates are in 2013 Canadian dollars.