Sunday, May 17, 2009

Telemedicine Studies

Telemedicine via video conferencing is comparable to face-to-face doctor-patient encounters:

Study finds virtual doctor visits satisfactory for both patients and clinicians, May 2009 issue of the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
"There is growing evidence that the use of videoconferencing in the medical environment is useful for a variety of acute and chronic issues," says Ronald F. Dixon, MD, an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital
"Videoconferencing between a provider and allows for the evaluation of many issues that may not require an office visit and can be achieved in a shorter time."

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