Use of diagnostic tests in primary care descongestionarĂ¡ the specialized queries

The chief of Service of Haemotherapy and Haemostasis, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Ginés School, ensures that the use of laboratory tests simple that can be used in the queries of Customer’n Primary and offer a diagnosis’forecast without having to go to the laboratory is increasingly más frequent and allowá "a saving of unnecessary visits to the specialist queries". S&number;n has highlighted this expert during a conference on ‘Innovation’re in diagnosis’forecast in-vitro’, organised by the Royal National Academy of Medicine (RANM) and the Fundaci’n, Technologyía, and Health, this kind of tests are known as the instruments, ‘point of care’ (testing close to the patient or POCT) and can be realiar with a "facilities mínimas that would allow the médico diagnose or rule out a disease without complexities".

Además,&bathrooms;ade School, "this is reassuring (to patients) and increases the effectiveness of the tests because, at times, is derived by precauci’n". The innovations in the áfield of the diagnosis’statistical ‘in vitro’ have been produced at two levels, as explained by this expert, since on the one hand have been detected biomarkers that are "very reliable and ráswift" for the diagnosis’forecast patologías sharp and allow you to start the treatment. At the same time, a&bath;ade, alsoén has developed innovations in genética molecular, and bioarrays, aimed to improve the diagnosis’guide and optimize these treatments. For his part, professor Carmen Maroto, académica N&number;number of the Royal National Academy of Medicine and catedrática de Microbiología and Parasitología, University of Granada, has indicated that the disciplines where the development of these tétechniques you will haveá a greater repercusi’n to beán in cardiovascular diseases, oncol’tragic and infectious. In their judgment, reduce the amount of time that we get the results of the tests biol’tragic has been one of the great achievements in the áfield of the diagnosis’statistical ‘in vitro’, because "when before to diagnose a simple bacteria is podíto take up to 72 hours, today in díto tétechniques modern we can do it in 6 hours", specifies. But not s’it has been improved in téterms of time, but alsoén in accuracy’n, as "even the tétechniques más simple have improved its specificity and sensitivity, I allowedéby giving us to study a range of aspects such as pathogenicity and virulence factors of specific micro-organisms that, to date, it was impossible". To bring laboratory tests to the patients supondrá, opini’n of all specialists, a optimizaci’n of resources, of ah’ that "great challenge" at this point is to be able to incorporate the innovations that occur at the same time that you think of téterms of the sustainability of the health system and improvement of the services portfolio. It is estimated that the tétechniques of diagnosis’statistical ‘in vitro’ represent 2 percent of the total healthcare cost, and, however, 70 percent of the decisions clínicas are based on the data that they provide.