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GPs to test patients' blood before prescribing antibiotics in pilot scheme


Probably overdue. History and examination should predominate still. The lagging period for CRP to rise is important to note for suspected sepsis . Philosophy is always maintaining index of suspicion, things may not be what they seem. Pricking an adult with near patient testing is straight forward. Pricking a child is a bit more tricky. Some European countries have been adopting this practice long time . We need the actual investment(new money) to buy the machines , test kits as well as cost of maintenance .

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02 Nov 2017

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