Implementation Science for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Edited by
August 2022
198 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-4865-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-4866-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Implementation Science for Point-of-Care Diagnostics that was published in

Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare

This book focuses on the application of implementation science methods to enable the rapid uptake and sustainable implementation of new diagnostics into routine health practices to strengthen health systems.Diagnostics are essential for the success of universal health coverage and improved health outcomes. The increased development and deployment of diagnostics for use at the point of care will not guarantee improved access to diagnostics and health outcomes if their implementation is not optimized. Optimal implementation will need to be guided by theories and methods that aim to promote evidence-based practices and findings of research into routine practice, taking into consideration quality systems and contexts.

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prognosis; lactate clearance; biomarker; emergency medical services; emergency department; critical care; ultrasound; imaging; X-ray; chest; diagnosis; SARS; SARS-CoV-2; rapid diagnostic techniques; POCT techniques; lung ultrasound; COVID-19; POCUS; mHealth devices; diagnosis; accuracy; sensitivity; specificity; sub-Saharan Africa; point of care ultrasound; implementation science; adoption; mHealth applications; disease diagnosis; treatment support; sub-Saharan Africa; rapid diagnostic testing; RDT; sensitivity; modelling; symptoms; transmission prevention; infectious disease; human immunodeficiency virus; HIV; COVID-19; coronavirus; tuberculosis; health services; primary healthcare; point of care diagnostic services; supply chain management; COVID-19; resource-limited settings; COVID-19; Indian pandemic; rapid antigen tests (RATs); CoviSelf; CoWIN; digital divide; rural India; Indian villagers; poverty; discourse analysis; qualitative medical/health research strategies; vulnerable populations; literacy; diagnostics; advocacy; n/a