Comment on 'Influence of point-of-care C-reactive protein testing on antibiotic prescription habits in primary care in the Netherlands' by Schuijt et al
Family Practice: an international journal , Volume 35 - Issue 6 p. 746
With great interest, we read the article of Schuijt et al. about guideline compliance in point-of-care (POC) testing for C-reactive protein (CRP) in primary care, and the influence of CRP results on antibiotic prescription. Guideline compliance is an important criterion when implementing a new POC test because misuse could lead to incorrect interpretation of results and inappropriate further medical management.
We fully endorse the relevance of this topic, since POC-CRP testing has been implemented in primary care in the Netherlands and has quickly become common practice in daily general practitioner care. However, research before and after implementation is scarce; and the evidence is still limited. In order to fully appreciate the results found, we have some additional questions. [...]
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van den Berg, A, Oole, B, van der Gaag, W.H, & Elshout, G. (2018). Comment on 'Influence of point-of-care C-reactive protein testing on antibiotic prescription habits in primary care in the Netherlands' by Schuijt et al. Family Practice: an international journal, 35(6). doi:10.1093/fampra/cmy046