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With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry.
The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.
The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector: Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacogenomics; Therapeutics; Diagnostics
Areas covered include: The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine; Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances; Case studies in oncology ...
Chapter 18: Will Point of Care Come of Age by 2010?
Will Point of Care Come of Age by 2010?
In 2010, the point of care (POC) testing market is expected to achieve $6 billion in worldwide sales, or approximately twice its 2003 sales levels. Recent industry reports describe developments and projected growth in a bullish light and suggest that by 2010, POC products will be well on the way to becoming standard tools for primary healthcare. However, the POC industry faces several challenges that may retard its growth rate. Although the industry is technology savvy and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and third-party payers increasingly favor POC testing, the industry needs greater financial support and stronger sales and marketing initiatives in order to realize its projected ...