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  1. Point-of-care testing: needs and cost-benefit analysis.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To identify important issues relating to the need for and cost benefit of developing a point-of-care testing program.

    Data Sources

    Current literature and the author's experience.

    Study Selection

    Not applicable.

    Data Extraction

    Not applicable.

    Data Synthesis

    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.

    Conclusion

    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0675198

    Code Inist : 002B24O14. Création : 199406.