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Date:12/2/2009

ED KEY STATISTICS FOR POC TESTING SITES 10

HOME USE/SELF-CARE 11

EMERGENCY ROOMS (ER) 11

CRITICAL-CARE UNITS (CCU) 11

BEDSIDE TESTING 12

TABLE 2 NUMBER OF HOSPITALS FOR SELECTED COUNTRIES, 2009 12

OPERATING ROOMS (OR)/PROCEDURE ROOMS (PR) 12

PHYSICIANS OFFICES/ CLINICS/ TREATMENT CENTERS/OTHER NONCRITICAL=CARE SITES 13

TABLE 3 NUMBER OF U.S. HEALTHCARE FACILITIES BY TYPE, 2006* 13

POC PRODUCT SEGMENTS 13

POC CLINICAL ASSAY CATEGORIES 14

Blood Chemistry and Electrolytes 14

Cardiac Marker 14

Cholesterol Testing/Monitoring 14

Drug and Alcohol Screening 15

Glucose Testing and Monitoring 15

Infectious Disease Testing 15

Pregnancy and Fertility Testing 15

Hemoglobin and Hemostasis 16

Tumor Marker 16

Urinalysis/Urine Chemistry 17

COMMONLY PERFORMED POC TESTS 17

TABLE 4 SELECTED POC TESTS - CLIA WAIVED 17

TABLE 4 (CONTINUED) 18

SIGNIFICANCE OF CLIA IN THE UNITED STATES 18

SIGNIFICANCE OF CLIA IN THE UNITED STATES (CONTINUED) 19

OTHER REGULATORY AGENCIES 20

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) 20

TABLE 5 PERTINENT PARAMETERS OF GMP REGULATIONS AFFECTING IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS 21

DRIVING FORCES OF THE POC MARKET 21

COST CONTAINMENT 22

Rising Healthcare Costs 22

TABLE 6 HEALTH EXPENDITURES AS PERCENT OF GDP BY COUNTRY, 1980-2006 (%) 22

FIGURE 1 HEALTH EXPENDITURES AS PERCENT OF GDP BY COUNTRY, 1980-2006 (%) 23

Average Length of Stay 23

TABLE 7 HOSPITAL USAGE STATISTICS, BY COUNTRY (DAYS) 24

FIGURE 2 HOSPITAL USAGE STATISTICS, BY COUNTRY (DAYS) 24

GLOBAL SHORTAGE OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS 25

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT 25

Availability - Ease of Use Devices 26


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