Table 2

List of reasons presented to clinicians that accepted (left) versus rejected (right) the POCT Reasons were presented in a random order and clinicians could select as many as needed

Reasons for performing POCTReasons for not performing POCT
Clinicians that chose to perform the POCT were presented with the following list of reasons and asked to tick all that apply:Clinicians that chose not to perform the POCT were presented with the following list of reasons and asked to tick all that apply:
  • To supplement my clinical judgement.

  • I trust this test.

  • The test is necessary in this case.

  • I feel confident interpreting this test.

  • Other (if selected, the participant was asked to elaborate using free text).

  • I prefer to rely on my clinical judgement.

  • I do not trust the test.

  • This test is unnecessary in this case.

  • I don’t feel confident interpreting this test.

  • Other (if selected, the participant was asked to elaborate using free text).

  • The reasons were developed using the experiences of senior clinicians and previous work.13 14