Standardization, harmonization, and realization

Nicole L. Gentile, Richard F. Louie, Jorge Sifontes, Daniel Mecozzi, Kristin Hale, Gerald J Kost

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Abstract

Point-of-care testing is useful when caring for patients in hospital settings and in emergency and disaster situations. However, point-of-care professional practice lacks components, such as standardization, harmonization, and consistency, which would substantially improve patient care if implemented. Therefore, we propose adoption of whole-blood standards, harmonization among testing methods, and tighter quality control constraints. Granting these 3 wishes will improve quality at the point of care and ultimately will improve diagnoses, treatment decisions, and patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalPoint of Care
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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Point-of-Care Systems
Professional Practice
Disasters
Quality Control
Patient Care
Emergencies
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • International federation of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine
  • Locally smoothed median absolute difference curves
  • National institute of standards and technologies
  • Quality control
  • Standard reference material
  • Tight glycemic control

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  • Nursing(all)

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Gentile, N. L., Louie, R. F., Sifontes, J., Mecozzi, D., Hale, K., & Kost, G. J. (2008). Standardization, harmonization, and realization. Point of Care, 7(3), 110-112. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0b013e318182fa85

Standardization, harmonization, and realization. / Gentile, Nicole L.; Louie, Richard F.; Sifontes, Jorge; Mecozzi, Daniel; Hale, Kristin; Kost, Gerald J.

In: Point of Care, Vol. 7, No. 3, 09.2008, p. 110-112.

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Gentile, NL, Louie, RF, Sifontes, J, Mecozzi, D, Hale, K & Kost, GJ 2008, 'Standardization, harmonization, and realization', Point of Care, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 110-112. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0b013e318182fa85
Gentile NL, Louie RF, Sifontes J, Mecozzi D, Hale K, Kost GJ. Standardization, harmonization, and realization. Point of Care. 2008 Sep;7(3):110-112. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0b013e318182fa85
Gentile, Nicole L. ; Louie, Richard F. ; Sifontes, Jorge ; Mecozzi, Daniel ; Hale, Kristin ; Kost, Gerald J. / Standardization, harmonization, and realization. In: Point of Care. 2008 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 110-112.
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