The aim of the study is to estimate and compare the availability and use of rapid point-of-care tests for the management of acute childhood infections across Europe. Rapid point-of-care tests are tests that are carried out in the consultation room (or in an adjacent room), with results available within the consultation timeframe.
The study is conducted by the European Academy of Paediatrics Research in Ambulatory Settings Network (EAPRASnet) and researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). EAPRASnet is a practice-based research network whose mission is to improve the health of European children and enhance the quality of primary care paediatrics. The LSHTM is a university specialised in global and public health research. The study is part of PERFORM, a large research collaboration which aims to develop new tests to for management of children with febrile illness.
We are inviting physicians from across Europe who regularly treat children with acute infections.
The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Your participation will help understand how physicians use rapid point-of-care tests in children with infections. We will ask questions on the availability of these tests; we will then ask you to comment on a clinical scenario; and we will finish with questions regarding future diagnostic tests.
There are no risks in taking part in the survey. The aim of the survey is not to assess the quality of your work.
All information collected in this study will be anonymised and kept confidential. Your responses will be combined with those of other respondents in reports and potential publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Your response may be used for future research use as well. LSHTM will keep the information you provided for 10 years after the study has finished. You can withdraw from the study at any time without providing a reason.
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