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Market Trends in Point-of-Care Testing 2007-2008

Winter, Meredith C.

Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology: March 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 1 - p 12-20
doi: 10.1097/POC.0b013e3181d07e22
Original Articles

A market survey of 317 hospitals, conducted by the Enterprise Analysis Corporation in 2007 and updated in 2008, reveals substantial growth in the number of hospitals performing point-of-care testing (POCT). The prevalence of POCT has increased across all disciplines (except blood glucose, which POC technology has fully penetrated). Of particular note, 87% of the surveyed hospitals were found to perform POC coagulation testing and 77% were found to perform blood gas/electrolyte testing. Sales trend data examining purchase intent suggests continued growth in POCT.

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