Move forward home phlebotomy service with piloting service for Ratchaphiphat Hospital’s patients

(August 3, 2020) Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, revealed that, in the BMA’s executives meeting today, Medical Service Department reported the progress of the home phlebotomy service: reducing waiting time project. The Mobile Lab for home phlebotomy services project is considered as capacity development of blood-drawing services at home which was piloted to patients of Ratchaphiphat Hospital. The survey has been conducted and found that the patients who meet the criteria are the bedridden patients with the disease that need to meet the doctors on regular basis such as diabetes and hyperlipidemia and the patients with financial problem, totally 70 patients. The services will be launched on August 9, 2020. After that, there will be assessment of performance efficiency such as the efficiency in the achievement of the number of patients who received service, service users’ satisfaction, and the success in transporting blood to the lab within the specified time. At any rate, the medical treatment fee can be reimbursed according to the patient rights without any additional payment.

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