Introduction: The Northern Territory (NT) in Australia is one of the most remote regions in one of the most geographically isolated countries of the world, with many of its communities being located hundreds or even thousands of kilometres from the nearest central laboratory service. Pathology samples may take from several days to several weeks to reach laboratories, with similar times reported for results to be returned to health services. There are also many significant health issues which affect the Territory’s large Indigenous population in particular, including very high rates of chronic and acute diseases and the high incidence of preventable hospitalisations.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Point of Care|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Critical and Point of Care Testing Division's (CPOCT) 24th International Symposium: Promoting a Culture of Quality and Consistency in Critical and Point-of-Care Testing - Hilton Prague Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 3 Oct 2012 → 6 Oct 2012
https://www.aacc.org/-/media/Files/Divisions/CPOCT/CPOCT_Jun_2012.pdf?la=en&hash=FF1D07B68F77C165F17EEFC226D74B84805BB688 (CPOCT Newsletter, June 2012. Advertisement/announcement for the conference is on the last page.)