Development over time in point-of-care test use in Danish daytime and out-of-hours general practice: a register-based study

CONCLUSION: The use of CRP POCT increased over time, whereas the use of RADT POCT decreased. Perhaps the success of implementing CRP as a tool for reducing antibiotic use has reached it limit. Future studies should focus on how and when POCT are used most optimal.Key pointsCRP POC tests and RADT POCTs are frequently used diagnostic tools in general practice, both in daytime and in the out-of-hours setting.There was an increased use of CRP POCTs, particularly in out-of-hours general practice, whereas the use of RADT POCTs declined between 2003 and 2018.CRP POCTs were associated with age of 40-59 years and co-morbidity, while the use of RADT was mostly associated with younger age.PMID:36939231 | DOI:10.1080/02813432.2023.2187667
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