A multi-country qualitative study of clinicians' and patients' views on point of care tests for lower respiratory tract infection.

@article{Wood2011AMQ,
  title={A multi-country qualitative study of clinicians' and patients' views on point of care tests for lower respiratory tract infection.},
  author={Fiona Wood and Lucy Claire Brookes-Howell and Kerenza Hood and Lucy Marguerite Cooper and Theo J. M. Verheij and Herman Goossens and Paul Little and Maciek Godycki-{\'C}wirko and Niels Adriaenssens and Kristin Alise Jakobsen and Christopher C Butler},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={661-9}
}
BACKGROUND Point of care tests (POCTs) are being promoted to better target antibiotic prescribing with the aim of improving outcomes and containing antibiotic resistance. OBJECTIVE We aimed to explore clinician and patient views about POCTs to assist with the diagnosis and management of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in primary care. METHODS Multi-country European qualitative interview study with 80 primary care clinicians and 121 adult patients in nine primary care networks who… CONTINUE READING
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