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AJCP Highlight: Assessing the Impact of Upfront Point-of-Care Testing on Emergency Department Treatment Time

Sep 19, 2018

Point of care testing (POCT) offers rapid turnaround-time, but in general is more expensive and less accurate than testing performed on mainline instruments. As a result, there is a tradeoff in using POCT, which means we need much better understanding of how it should be used to have an impact on patient care. Check out the article, A Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Impact of Upfront Point-of-Care Testing on Emergency Department Treatment Time, in the July 2018 issue of AJCP, which describes a novel study of the use of POCT in an Emergency Department. Read more.

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