Point-of-Care Testing for Anemia, Diabetes, and Hypertension: A Pharmacy-Based Model in Lima, Peru.

@article{Saldarriaga2017PointofCareTF,
  title={Point-of-Care Testing for Anemia, Diabetes, and Hypertension: A Pharmacy-Based Model in Lima, Peru.},
  author={Enrique M Saldarriaga and Elisabeth Vodicka and Sayda La Rosa and Maria del Pilar Valderrama and Patricia J. Garcia},
  journal={Annals of global health},
  year={2017},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={394-404}
}
BACKGROUND Prevention and control of chronic diseases is a high priority for many low- and middle-income countries. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of training pharmacy workers to provide point-of-care testing for 3 chronic diseases-hypertension, diabetes, and anemia-to improve disease detection and awareness through private pharmacies. METHODS We developed a multiphase training curriculum for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to build capacity for identification of… CONTINUE READING