Towards Sustainable Point-of-Care Testing in Remote Australia

Brooke Spaeth, Mark Shephard, Beryl Mazzachi, John Loudon, Janet Rigby, Vinod Daniel, Malcolm Auld, Steven Schatz

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167
Number of pages1
JournalPoint of Care
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAmerican 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 20126 Oct 2012 (CPOCT Newsletter, June 2012. Advertisement/announcement for the conference is on the last page.)


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