The successful uptake and sustainability of rapid infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance point-of-care testing requires a complex `mix-and-match' implementation package

JPIAMR AMR-RDT Consortium, John P. Hays*, Konstantinos Mitsakakis, Saturnino Luz, Alex van Belkum, Karsten Becker, Ann van den Bruel, Stephan Harbarth, John H. Rex, Gunnar Skov Simonsen, Guido Werner, Valentina Di Gregori, Gerd Luedke, Tjeerd van Staa, Jacob Moran-Gilad, Till T. Bachmann

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Abstract

The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance is one of the major global issues currently threatening the health and wealth of nations, with effective guidelines and intervention strategies urgently required. Such guidelines and interventions should ideally be targeted at individuals, communities, and nations, requiring international coordination for maximum effect. In this respect, the European Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance Transnational Working Group `Antimicrobial Resistance - Rapid Diagnostic Tests' (JPIAMR AMR-RDT) is proposing to consider a `mix-and-match' package for the implementation of point-of-care testing (PoCT), which is described in this publication. The working group was established with the remit of identifying barriers and solutions to the development and implementation of rapid infectious disease PoCT for combatting the global spread of antimicrobial resistance. It constitutes a multi-sectoral collaboration between medical, technological, and industrial opinion leaders involved in in vitro diagnostics development, medical microbiology, and clinical infectious diseases. The mix-and-match implementation package is designed to encourage the implementation of rapid infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance PoCT in transnational medical environments for use in the fight against increasing antimicrobial resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1022
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume38
Issue number6
Early online date2 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Point-of-care testing
  • Infectious diseases antimicrobial resistance
  • Implementation package
  • Diagnostic innovator
  • Healthcare providers
  • General public
  • Future proofing

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