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Mon Mar 9 11:54:45 UTC 2015
In respect of obtaining a point of care test result for sexually transmitted diseases (as opposed to syndromic management without a result) Reed et al found that obtaining a test result positively impacts awareness and behavior in young adults by increasing post-visit abstinence, increased the number of partner discussions on testing as well as increasing the number of partners tested.
I am sure obtaining the lab results for other conditions may similarly have a measurable effect on health behavior.
Reed, J. L., L. Simendiger, S. Griffeth, H. G. Kim, and J. S. Huppert. 2010. Point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted infections increases awareness and short-term abstinence in adolescent woman. J Adolescnt Health 46:270-7.
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