Point-of-care testing for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in the general practice setting: a systematic review.

@article{Gialamas2010PointofcareTF,
  title={Point-of-care testing for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in the general practice setting: a systematic review.},
  author={Angela Gialamas and Andrew St John and Caroline Olivia Mary Laurence and Tanya Kaye Bubner},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={17-24}
}
BACKGROUND Point-of-care testing (PoCT) is increasingly being used in the general practice setting and has the potential to provide improved health outcomes for patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to systematically assess the literature relating to the analytical performance, clinical effectiveness, cost and satisfaction of patients and health professionals with PoCT for monitoring patients with diabetes, with hyperlipidaemia or requiring anticoagulant therapy in general practice… CONTINUE READING
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