Providing high-quality cost-effective healthcare to patients in remote'locations is an important requirement for today's health service.
In an area such as Scotland, a significant proportion of the population live in rural areas, in many cases at a considerable distance from the nearest major hospital.
Local health centres or general practice hospitals can provide effective care for many medical problems.
However, patients may require urgent or specialist treatment that cannot be provided locally.
Telemedicine can help solve this problem by providing local medical practitioners the means to consult with specialists based in the major hospitals via communications technology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Article synthèse, Soin, Téléconférence, Informatique médicale, Service information, Diffusion information, Recherche information, Coût efficacité, Traitement donnée administrative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Telemedicine, Remote consultation, Reviews, Health care, Teleconferencing, Medical computing, Information services, Information dissemination, Information retrieval, Cost effectiveness, Administrative data processing
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0170020
Code Inist : 001D02B07B. Création : 199608.