Family Medicine Research Seminar: February 2, 2016

Family Medicine Research Seminar: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 12-1 PM.
 
TOPIC:
“Physician and patient perspectives of the acceptability to C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care testing in US primary care settings”
 

PRESENTERS:
MATTHEW THOMPSON
MBChB, MPH, DPhil, MRCGP
Acting Chair and Helen D. Cohen Endowed Professor
Dept of Family Medicine
VICTORIA HARDY, MSc
Research Scientist
Dept of Family Medicine
MALAIKA SCHWARTZ, MPH
Research Scientist
Dept of Family Medicine

DESCRIPTION:
Appropriate antibiotic prescribing is a priority for primary care practitioners in the USA. Antibiotics are not effective in treating several respiratory infections, yet approximately 70-80% of adults still receive antibiotics for respiratory infections in the USA. C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care testing (POCT) can reduce antibiotic prescribing by 25% with no increase in re-consultation rates or reduction in patient satisfaction, and is standard practice in Europe and Scandinavia for adults and children presenting to primary care with respiratory infections. At present none of the CRP tests have FDA approval for point of care use in the USA. We present initial findings from a mixed methods study funded by Alere Inc. that used a multi-site patient survey and focus groups of providers conducted with the  WPRN exploring physician and patient acceptability towards CRP POCT when attending for respiratory infections.
LOCATION:
Roosevelt 1 building, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 308, Conference Room 357

 

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