Stakeholder perspectives on point-of-care testing

Wilton Braund, Brooke Spaeth, Malcolm Auld, Justin Busbridge, Lauren foohey, Connie Mardis

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    There are a number of key stakeholders involved in the day-to-day operation of point-of-care testing (POCT) in primary care and hospital settings. Depending on the size/scope of the POCT program, stakeholders may include: the doctor actively managing the patient based on the POCT result; the POCT Coordinator or Regional Supervisor responsible for the organisation and management of POCT services at the network/regional level; the POCT operator who performs the POC test in situ; the patient, who is the consumer of the POCT service; and the industry partner who provided the POCT device and consumables for testing. This chapter provides a brief personal perspective from a representative of each of these stakeholders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA practical guide to global point-of-care testing
    EditorsMark Shephard
    Place of PublicationMelbourne, AUSTRALIA
    PublisherCSIRO Publishing
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781486305193, 9781486305209
    ISBN (Print)9781486305186
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    • Point of care testing
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • stakeholders
    • primary care
    • hospital setting


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