Impact of introducing near patient testing for standar investigations in genral practice.
To assess the clinical and economic impact of surgery based near patient testing in general practice for six commonly used biochemical and bacteriological tests.
Design-After four months' monitoring, equipment for two bacteriological and four biochemical tests was introduced without cost into 12 practices using a crossover design.
Structured request forms were used to monitor laboratory investigations.
Setting-12 general practices in west midlands and south west Thames with list sizes above 9000.
Main outcome measures-Investigation rates per 1000 consultations.
Changes from baseline rates.
Reasons for requesting investigations and provisional diagnoses.
Cost per test and sensitivity of costs to rate of use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Organisation santé, Exploration, Homme, Médecine générale, Matériel technique, Analyse biochimique, Aspect économique, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Public health organization, Exploration, Human, Internal medicine, Technical equipment, Biochemical analysis, Economic aspect, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0001040
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.