Future laboratory technologies for community care
Joergensen T, Bosch W, Green K, Kuypers B
Record ID 31996008353
The general objective was to stimulate the development and diffusion of appropriate laboratory technologies to European community care. More specifically, the work 1) identifies laboratory technologies needed to be developed, 2) identifies factors influencing the diffusion of these technologies, and 3) demonstrates a method for proactive technology assessment.
Authors' results and conclusions:
During the last decade an increasing number of laboratory tests and other health services have taken place outside the hospitals i.e. in small health centres, in the GP's office, over the counter (e.g. in pharmacies) and even in the patient's home. There is an expressed, general political desire to decentralize health services, and new technical solutions are making further decentralization possible. The following questions are studied:What are the clinical needs for laboratory tests in community care going to be?How are laboratory technologies diffusing into the primary health service, and, finally how can the broad range of consequences from expected application of new laboratory technologies be assessed?
Other output or dissemination activity: Impact not evaluated.
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- Community Health Services
- Home Care Services
- Self Care
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