source: National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics
Screening recommendations for individual patients vary according to their level of risk, with patients at higher risk requiring more intensive and more frequent interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality. Risk is not static and may change over time based on changes in both personal and family medical history. Therefore, it is important to update patient information regularly and to store this information in a format that is easy to interpret and modify.
American Medical Association, National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics