Teledermatology can produce high-quality care at low cost

Chen, K, Shumack, S and Wootton, R (2003) Teledermatology can produce high-quality care at low cost. Disease Management & Health Outcomes, 11 4: 209-215. doi:10.2165/00115677-200311040-00001

Author Chen, K
Shumack, S
Wootton, R
Title Teledermatology can produce high-quality care at low cost
Journal name Disease Management & Health Outcomes   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1173-8790
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2165/00115677-200311040-00001
Volume 11
Issue 4
Start page 209
End page 215
Total pages 7
Editor Ngaire White
Place of publication New Zealand
Publisher Adis International Ltd
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
329999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
730199 Clinical health not specific to particular organs, diseases and conditions
Abstract Teledermatology can provide both accurate and reliable specialist care at a distance. This article reviews current data on the quality of care that teledermatology provides, as well as the societal cost benefits involved in the implementation of the technique. Teledermatology is most suited to patients unable to access specialist. services for geographical or social reasons. Patients are generally satisfied with the overall care that teledermatology provides. Real-time teledermatology is more expensive than conventional care for health services. However, significant savings can be expected from the patient's perspective due to reduced travel. Appropriate patient selection, improved technology and adequate clinical workloads may improve both the quality and cost effectiveness of this service.
Keyword Teledermatology
Health Care Sciences & Services
Randomized Controlled Trial
To-face Consultations
Realtime Teledermatology
Forward Teledermatology
Conventional Care
Multicenter Teledermatology
Interobserver Agreement
Minimization Analysis
Q-Index Code C1

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