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Understanding antibiotic resistance
Understanding antibiotic resistance

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point-of-care (POC)

‘point-of-care is the specific location at which a patient is presenting with illness – this could be at home, or in a range of primary and secondary healthcare settings. Point-of-care diagnosis therefore takes place close to the patient, rather than at a physically removed central laboratory.’

Bailey, S. (2017) ‘What do we mean by point of care?’, Longitude Prize, 4 May 2017 [Blog]. Available at (Accessed 28 February 2018).

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