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Point-of-Care Testing for Infectious Diseases: Diversity, Complexity, and Barriers in Low- And Middle-Income Countries

  • Nitika Pant Pai,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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  • Caroline Vadnais,

    Affiliation: Respiratory Epidemiology & Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, Montreal, Canada

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  • Claudia Denkinger,

    Affiliations: Respiratory Epidemiology & Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, Montreal, Canada, Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Nora Engel,

    Affiliation: Department of Health, Ethics and Society/Caphri, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

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  • Madhukar Pai mail

    madhukar.pai@mcgill.ca

    Affiliations: Respiratory Epidemiology & Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, Montreal, Canada, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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  • Published: September 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001306

About the Authors

Nitika Pant Pai
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Caroline Vadnais, Claudia Denkinger, Madhukar Pai
Respiratory Epidemiology & Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Chest Institute, Montreal, Canada
Claudia Denkinger
Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Nora Engel
Department of Health, Ethics and Society/Caphri, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Madhukar Pai
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: madhukar.pai@mcgill.ca

Competing Interests

No financial or industry conflicts. MP serves as a consultant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. BMGF had no involvement in this manuscript. NPP is an Academic Editor with PLOS ONE. MP is on the editorial boards of PLOS ONE and PLOS Medicine. The other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: NPP MP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CV CD NE. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: NPP CV CD NE MP. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: NPP CV CD NE MP.