Worldwide point-of-care testing: Compendiums of POCT for mobile, emergency, critical, and primary care and of infectious diseases tests

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Abstract

We present two compendiums of point-of-care devices and rapid response tests available worldwide. Information was gathered from both direct and indirect survey sources and crystallized into two tables, one a summary of POCT for mobile, emergency, critical, and primary care, and the other, a list of infectious disease tests. Even common bedside glucose testing is reinvigorated by tight glucose control, illustrated herein. On the whole, POCT is expanding rapidly worldwide and is becoming smaller, smarter, faster and cheaper, as well as more accessible and widely available at the consumer level for self-monitoring and home testing. Future opportunities to improve timeliness, patient outcomes, and public health will depend on how cleverly and cost-effectively POCT can be used to optimize health care delivery systems unique to individual nations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-92
Number of pages9
JournalPoint of Care
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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Emergency Medical Services
Critical Care
Communicable Diseases
Primary Health Care
Point-of-Care Systems
Delivery of Health Care
Glucose
Public Health
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
Point-of-Care Testing
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • And disposable reagent kit
  • And in vivo
  • And transportable
  • And whole-blood analyzers
  • Chip
  • Critical care testing
  • Disposable reagent card
  • Ex vivo
  • Handheld
  • In vitro
  • Monitoring
  • Nucleic acid testing
  • Portable
  • Transcutaneous

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