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Point-of-care testing in rural, remote and Indigenous settings

Posted on: 21 November, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 3, July 2016 – September 2016
Related to Continuous quality improvement (CQI) Cardiovascular health Diabetes Kidney health Remote Rural

Shephard M, Causer L, Guy R (2016)
Point-of-care testing in rural, remote and Indigenous settings
In: Shephard M, ed. A practical guide to global point-of-care testing. Clayton, Vic: CSIRO Publishing: 343-354

Point-of-care testing (POCT) refers to pathology testing performed in a clinical setting at the time of patient consultation, generating a rapid test result that enables informed and timely clinical action to be taken on patient care.

A practical guide to global point-of-care testing shows health professionals how to set up and manage POCT services under a quality-assured, sustainable, clinically and culturally effective framework, as well as understand the wide global scope and clinical applications of POCT.

 Abstract adapted from authors
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