We are funded by the Northern Territory Government - NT Health.
We have published quite a few papers about our work in the NT POCT Program. Check them out below.
Matthews, SJ, Spaeth, B, Duckworth, L, Richards, JN, Prisk, E, Auld, M, Quirk, T, Omond, R & Shephard, MDS 2020, 'Sustained quality and service delivery in an expanding point-of-testing network in remote Australian Primary Health Care', Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 144, no. 11, 2020-0107-OA, pp. 1381-1391. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2020-0107-OA
Shephard, M, Motta, L, Spaeth, B, Halls, H & Duckworth, L 2019, Point-of-care testing for blood counts, HbA1c, renal function, electrolytes, acid-base balance and hepatitis. in K Atkinson & D Mabey (eds), Revolutionizing Tropical Medicine: Point-of-Care Tests, New Imaging Technologies and Digital Health. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 247-269. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119282686.ch16
Spaeth, B, Shephard, M, Kockcinar, R, Duckworth, L & Omond, R 2019, 'Impact of point-of-care testing for white blood cell count on triage of patients with infection in the remote Northern Territory of Australia', Pathology, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 512-517. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pathol.2019.04.003
Spaeth, BA, Kaambwa, BC, Shephard, MDS & Omond, R 2018, 'Economic evaluation of point-of-care testing in the remote primary health care setting of Australia's Northern Territory', ClinicoEconomic and Outcomes Research, vol. 10, pp. 269-277. https://doi.org/10.2147/CEOR.S160291
Spaeth, BA, Shephard, MDS & Omond, R 2017, 'Clinical application of point-of-care testing in the remote primary health care setting', Quality in Primary Care, vol. 25, 19705, pp. 164-175. http://primarycare.imedpub.com/clinical-application-of-pointofcare-testing-in-theremote-primary-health-care-setting.php?aid=19705
Spaeth, BA & Shephard, MDS 2016, 'Clinical and operational benefits of international normalized ratio point-of-care testing in remote indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory', Point of Care, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 30-34. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0000000000000082
Spaeth, BA, Shephard, MD, McCormack, B & Sinclair, G 2015, 'Evaluation of HemoCue White Blood Cell Differential Counter at a Remote Health Centre in Australia's Northern Territory.', Pathology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 91-95. https://doi.org/10.1097/PAT.0000000000000202
Shephard, MDS, Spaeth, BA, Mazzachi, BC, Auld, M, Schatz, S, Lingwood, A, Loudon, J, Rigby, J & Daniel, V 2014, 'Toward Sustainable Point-of-Care Testing in Remote Australia: the Northern Territory i-STAT Point-of-Care Testing Program ', Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing and Technology, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 6-11. https://doi.org/10.1097/POC.0000000000000009
Shephard, M, Spaeth, B, Mazzachi, B, Auld, M, Schatz, S, Loudon, J, Rigby, J & Daniel, V 2012, 'Design, implementation and initial assessment of the Northern Territory Point-of-Care Testing Program', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 16-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01243.x
Professor Mark Shephard - Director
Dr Brooke Spaeth
Dr Susan Matthews
Dr Emma de Courcy-Ireland
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