AMA Submission to Draft RACGP Standards for Point of Care Testing
The AMA has made a submission to the RACGP's consultation on their draft Standards for point of care testing. The AMA has long supported point of care testing (PoCT) when these services are conducted within an appropriate quality framework to ensure patient safety.
In welcoming the development of these standards, which are crucial to the broader adoption of PoCT in general practice, the AMA has made a number of suggestions for improvement. In particular, that the criteria for PoCT be incorporated as a supplementary module to the existing RACGP Standards for general practices and that as many general practices are utilising relatively straightforward tests on a day to day basis, any new standards should not try and over regulate this.
Click on the link below to access the full submission.