Design, implementation and initial assessment of the Northern Territory Point-of-Care Testing Program.

@article{Shephard2012DesignIA,
  title={Design, implementation and initial assessment of the Northern Territory Point-of-Care Testing Program.},
  author={Mark D. S. Shephard and Brooke A Spaeth and Beryl C. Mazzachi and M. Elaine Auld and Steven Schatz Schatz and John A Loudon and Janet Rigby and Vinod Daniel},
  journal={The Australian journal of rural health},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={16-21}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to improve pathology services in selected remote health centres from the Northern Territory (NT) through the implementation of a quality managed point-of-care pathology testing (POCT) service. DESIGN Study of the efficacy of the POCT service after 1 year and qualitative survey of POCT device operators. SETTING The study was set in thirty-three remote health centres in the NT administered by the NT Department of Health. PARTICIPANTS Remote health… CONTINUE READING

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