Point-of-care testing for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in the general practice setting

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

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(2011), "Point-of-care testing for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in the general practice setting", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 16 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/cgij.2011.24816caa.014

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Point-of-care testing for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in the general practice setting

Point-of-care testing for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in the general practice setting

Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 3

Gialamas, A., St John, A., Laurence, C.O., Bubner, T.K., Point-of-Care Testing Management CommitteePoint-of-care testing for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in the general practice setting: a systematic reviewFamily Practice2010Vol. 27pp. 17-24

The review assessed the clinical effectiveness of point-of-care testing for monitoring patients with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or coagulation disorders in general practice; It concluded that there was no robust evidence that point-of-care testing in general practice improved patient health outcomes. The authors’ cautious conclusions reflected the limited evidence presented and are likely to be reliable.