Are we about to see a new dawn for point-of-care testing?

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

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.  

Subject

Point of care testing

Primary care

Period2 Jul 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleAre we about to see a new dawn for point-of-care testing?
    Media name/outletNews GP
    CountryAustralia
    Date2/07/20
    DescriptionThe potential of point-of-care testing has not been realised for decades – but that may be about to change...
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    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/AuthorDoug Hendrie
    PersonsMark Morgan