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Point-of-care blood tests during home visits by out-of-hours primary care clinicians; a mixed methods evaluation of a service improvement

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Objectives We aimed to evaluate test usage and patient and clinician experience following the introduction of point-of-care (POC) blood tests into a primary care out-of-hours service. Design A mixed methods service evaluation comprising quantitative records of the clinical contexts of tests taken and qualitative interviews with clinicians. Research permissions and governance were obtained for patient interviews. Setting Out-of-hours primary care. Participants All patients requiring home vi...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033428

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
10
Article number:
e033428
Publication date:
2020-01-15
Acceptance date:
2019-12-18
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2044-6055
Source identifiers:
1078386
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English
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2019-12-18

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