Title Are we about to see a new dawn for point-of-care testing? Media name/outlet News GP Country/Territory Australia Date 2/07/20 Description The potential of point-of-care testing has not been realised for decades – but that may be about to change...
For the first time, a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebate looks likely to be approved for a point-of-care test monitoring diagnosed diabetes, after a key advisory body, the Medical Services Advisory Committee, supported the approach in March...
Professor Mark Morgan, Chair of the RACGP’s Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC–QC), told newsGP he is a ‘great supporter’ of point-of-care testing as long as there is evidence for the test’s efficacy.
‘The convenience and immediacy of being able to make clinical decisions with patients in the light of point-of-care testing is a great advantage over needing to test and then recall the patient,’ he said.
Producer/Author Doug Hendrie Persons Mark Morgan