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  1. Utilization and cost analysis of bedside capillary glucose testing in a large teaching hospital : implications for managing point of care testing.

    Article - En anglais


    To study the use and cost of bedside capillary glucose testing in a large teaching hospital.


    In a prospective study of 40 inpatient units and 10 outpatient units at Massachusetts General Hospital, records were maintained by each unit of the date, time, operator, and results of patient and quality control tests.

    Cost analysis was performed using data from time studies, test tallies in logbooks, and hospital administration records.


    The number of glucose meters in the hospital increased from 10 to 54 over a 2-year period.

    In 1992,67,596 tests were performed by the bedside method, representing 30.7% of all glucose measurements performed in the institution.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète, Surveillance, Glycémie, Capillaire sanguin, Doigt, Hôpital, Epidémiologie, Coût, Utilisation, Homme, Endocrinopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diabetes mellitus, Surveillance, Glycemia, Blood capillary, Finger, Hospital, Epidemiology, Costs, Use, Human, Endocrinopathy

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

    Cote : 94-0699442

    Code Inist : 002B24O12. Création : 09/06/1995.