To identify important issues relating to the need for and cost benefit of developing a point-of-care testing program.
Current literature and the author's experience.
To develop an effective point-of-care testing program, issues that must be addressed are the need for such a program, the role of the external customer in setting expectations, and the identification of the laboratory as an expert resource.
A successful program balances cost data with total quality management processes in the overall cost-benefit equation.
The laboratory has an essential role in the evaluation and justification of point-of-care testing programs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Examen laboratoire, Décentralisation, Besoin, Biologie clinique, Ambulatoire, Assurance qualité, Analyse avantage coût
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Laboratory investigations, Decentralization, Need, Clinical biology, Ambulatory, Quality assurance, Cost benefit analysis
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