Point of need, global outreach, and a universal companion

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Point-of-care testing allows one to practice evidence-based medicine efficiently at the point of need. Therefore, point-of-need logic is used to construct 3 strategies ("wishes") for future expansion of this dynamic field.These strategies reach out-synergize primary care access, emergency services, and disaster readiness, including in low-resource settings where health care delivery systems can be designed as small-world networks that effectively blend rural demography and geographic topography.From this topodemographic point-of-need perspective, a singular hypothesis emerges: point-of-care testing increasingly will improve world health by providing an appropriate universal companion in primary and critical care and also public health preparedness where inherent duality of purpose yields substantial added value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalPoint of Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008


  • National institute of biomedical imaging and bioengineering
  • National institutes of health
  • Point-of-care technologies research network
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Small-world network
  • Telehealth
  • Topodemography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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