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Point-of-care testing for sepsis in remote Australia and for First Nations peoples

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Fig. 1: Point-of-care testing in remote Australia.

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We acknowledge the traditional lands in which this article was created and shaped (Arrernte, Kaurna, Larrakia, Wadawurrung and Eora Nations) and pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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Spaeth, B., Taylor, S., Shephard, M. et al. Point-of-care testing for sepsis in remote Australia and for First Nations peoples. Nat Med (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-024-03034-2

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