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
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. [...]
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmy046, hdl.handle.net/1765/113385|
|Journal||Family Practice: an international journal|
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