Best practices in the implementation of a point of care testing program: Experience from a tertiary care hospital in a developing country
Emergency Medicine; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Implementation of a structured Point of Care Test (POCT) program is challenging. Traditionally POCT was unregulated and the aim was to introduce a structured POCT program at our tertiary care hospital to ensure compliance with regulatory standards. The purpose of this article is to describe how a hospital in a developing country with limited resources has approached POCT program initiative. The benefits offered by such systems, including cost-effectiveness, robustness and the ability to generate reliable accurate POCT results in a short time, are appropriate to the clinical and social needs of the developing world.
(2019). Best practices in the implementation of a point of care testing program: Experience from a tertiary care hospital in a developing country. EJIFCC, 30(3), 288-302.
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