Impact of a Point-of-care Respiratory PCR Panel in a Pediatric Clinic on Postvisit Communication and Follow-up Visits

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Sep;39(9):e282-e283. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002782.


While the FilmArray Respiratory Panel EZ has been proven to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in the outpatient pediatric setting, it is unclear whether its implementation will also reduce downstream health costs such as provider visits and telephone calls. This analysis will help pediatricians make more informed decisions on the implementation and judicious use of the Respiratory Panel EZ in their clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care Facilities / statistics & numerical data*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Florida
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Humans
  • Point-of-Care Systems / standards*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / instrumentation
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / standards*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / diagnosis*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / economics
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / virology*
  • Viruses / genetics*
  • Viruses / isolation & purification*