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Point of care testing in family practice: common myths debunked

Abstract:
Point of care tests (POCTs, also known as ‘near patient’ or ‘bedside’ tests) can save patients and health care practitioners from the trouble and wait of sending samples to the lab. They may also help optimize prescribing decisions (by helping doctors make ‘on the spot’ diagnoses and decisions), reducing referrals, and decreasing costs (fewer patients referred to more expensive specialists).
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/fampra/cmw082

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Said Business School
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Family Practice Journal website
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Pages:
373–375
Publication date:
2016-08-20
Acceptance date:
2016-01-01
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ISSN:
0263-2136 and 1460-2229
Pmid:
27543793
Source identifiers:
640951
Language:
English
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pubs:640951
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pubs:640951
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2016-11-18

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