Point-of-care testing POCT is an emerging patient care service for community pharmacists. However, despite fitting within the scope of practice of pharmacy and complimenting other patient care services offered in the community pharmacy, patients have been slow to embrace the service. Using the gold-standard in consumer preference research, conjoint-analysis will allow researchers at the University of Tennessee to identify 1 patient preferences on POCT service features 2 most important POCT service features 3 willingness-to-pay for POCT services. This information is vital for the community pharmacist to design and implement financially sustainable POCT programs.
University of Tennessee