Point of care testing in general practice trial: Final report

Caroline Laurence, Angela Gialamas, Lisa Yelland, Tanya Bubner, Briony Glastonbury, Justin Beilby, Mark Shephard, Janice Gill

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


    The Point of Care Testing (PoCT) in General Practice Trial (the Trial) was an Australian Government-funded multi-centre, cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT), to investigate and evaluate the safety, clinical effectiveness cost effectiveness and satisfaction of PoCT in a general practice environment. The Trial also sought to determine:
    •if there were any differences between urban, rural and remote geographic regions in any of the parameters measured
    •if the regulatory environment used for the Trial would meet the needs of all the stakeholders if PoCT were to be made more generally available
    •what would be the appropriate Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) fee for the tests selected in the Trial?
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherAustralian Government Department of Health and Ageing
    Number of pages394
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


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