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Process Optimization in the Emergency Department by the Use of Point-of-Care-Testing (POCT) in Life-Threatening Conditions: Comparative Best Practice Examples from Germany and Malta

International Best Practices in Health Care Management

ISBN: 978-1-78441-279-1, eISBN: 978-1-78441-278-4

ISSN: 1474-8231

Publication date: 23 February 2015

Abstract

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The application of Six Sigma and the international comparison of POCT as best practice for life-threatening conditions in the ED.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Dorothy Gauci for technical assistance and proofreading.

Citation

Buttigieg, S.C., von Eiff, W., Farrugia, P. and von Eiff, M.C. (2015), "Process Optimization in the Emergency Department by the Use of Point-of-Care-Testing (POCT) in Life-Threatening Conditions: Comparative Best Practice Examples from Germany and Malta", International Best Practices in Health Care Management (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 195-219. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1474-823120140000017012

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