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Controversies and limitations of PCT

Dr Kordo Saeed discusses the limitations and barriers of PCT in this video.

In this video, Dr Kordo Saeed discusses the barriers and limitations of PCT.

Several barriers may prevent PCT from being used as a stewardship tool such as availability, cost and lack of trust. PCT also has several limitations which may make it less favourable. Not all PCT studies have positive outcomes and this video goes on to discuss the learnings taken from studies that have shown negative results. Finally, the video shows an example of using clinical judgement to steer a treatment plan, instead of PCT, showing that PCT should only be used when necessary and in the correct context.

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