C-reactive protein point-of-care testing for lower respiratory tract infections: a qualitative evaluation of experiences by GPs.

@article{Cals2010CreactivePP,
  title={C-reactive protein point-of-care testing for lower respiratory tract infections: a qualitative evaluation of experiences by GPs.},
  author={Jochen W. L. Cals and Fleur H. F. Chappin and Rogier M Hopstaken and Mirjam E. van Leeuwen and Kerenza Hood and Christopher C Butler and Geert-Jan Dinant},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={212-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore GPs' attitudes to and experiences of introducing C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care testing (POCT) for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in primary care. METHODS Semi-structured interview study with 20 GPs who participated in the IMPAC(3)T randomized trial evaluating the effect of GP use of CRP POCT on management of LRTI. Main outcomes were GPs' experiences and views about CRP POCT in general practice, including its role in guiding antibiotic prescribing… CONTINUE READING

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