Market Trends in Point-Of-Care TestingHughes, Mark Senior ConsultantPoint of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology: June 2002 - Volume 1 - Issue 2 - p 84-94 Special Feature Abstract Author Information A market survey of 584 US hospitals, conducted by Enterprise Analysis Corporation (EAC) in 2001, indicates substantial growth in the number of hospitals performing point-of-care testing (POCT). The increased use of POCT is seen across all disciplines (except blood glucose for which POCT is already pervasive). Of particular note, 62% of surveyed hospitals performed point-of-care (POC) coagulation testing, whereas 50% now perform blood-gas/electrolyte testing using POC devices. Further, 60% of the hospitals surveyed were found to perform POCT for three or more disciplines. Sales trend data examining recent purchases and purchase intent suggest continued growth in POCT. Enterprise Analysis Corporation © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.