Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)
Published in Association with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)
Editor-in-Chief: Plebani, Mario
Ed. by Gillery, Philippe / Greaves, Ronda / Lackner, Karl J. / Lippi, Giuseppe / Melichar, Bohuslav / Payne, Deborah A. / Schlattmann, Peter
IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 3.556
CiteScore 2017: 2.34
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Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.188
Point-of-care testing is concerned with the immediacy of response, primarily because of the need to act in a life-threatening crisis or to provide counsel in the ongoing management of a chronic disease. There are both clinical, operational and economic benefits that can accrue from this testing modality which may be observed from several perspectives – the patient, the clinician, the healthcare provider, the healthcare purchaser and society. Thus point-of-care testing can improve the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, compromised coagulation status and epilepsy – both in terms of optimisation of, and compliance with, therapy. There are also life-threatening crises that can be averted by rapid provision of test results. Each of these scenarios can lead to more efficient use of healthcare resources.
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