Point-of-care testing: A revolution in waiting

GPs are keen to use the technology, but barriers remain

Point-of-care testing has been part of life in primary care for years; however, the anticipated growth in use has ended up a bit of a fizzer.

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The first international study asking GPs about their use of point-of-care testing was published four years ago in the BMJ Open.

It found that many GPs were already using the tests in a bid to improve patient care.1

The study of 2770 primary care doctors in Australia, Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands and the US revealed that 25% were using at least one of 12