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Evaluating a telemedicine system to assist in the management of dermatology referrals.

Taylor, P; Goldsmith, P; Murray, K; Harris, D; Barkley, A; (2001) Evaluating a telemedicine system to assist in the management of dermatology referrals. Br J Dermatol , 144 (2) 328 - 333.

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Abstract

Teledermatology systems fall into two categories: live video or store-and-forward. In the former, video-conferencing equipment is used to connect a patient with a remote consultant. This method has been evaluated as an aid to dermatology, but it is expensive both in terms of capital and running costs. Video consultations are generally longer than conventional ones and harder to schedule. Some authors have considered store-and-forward as an alternative to live video: instead of a consultation, specialists could make a rapid inspection of a transmitted still image.

Type:Article
Title:Evaluating a telemedicine system to assist in the management of dermatology referrals.
Location:England
Language:English
Keywords:Correspondence as Topic, Dermatology, Family Practice, Hospitals, District, Hospitals, General, Humans, London, Observer Variation, Outpatient Clinics, Hospital, Pilot Projects, Referral and Consultation, Remote Consultation, Reproducibility of Results, Skin Diseases, Triage, Waiting Lists
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME

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