Dan Shanit

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OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of studies of thrombolytic treatment in acute myocardial infarction on inhospital mortality. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING All 21 major hospitals in the North West Thames health region. PATIENTS 63,903 patients with acute myocardial infarction. STUDY PERIOD 1979-1991. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES in-hospital(More)
To assess the initial phase of a telecardiology diagnostic service for general practitioners (GPs), we provided 93 GPs in 26 health centres with direct telephone access to a cardiologist, and equipped them with hand-held, automatic standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) transmitters for on-line cardiac consultations and ECG interpretation in their daily(More)
We have begun a randomized study of tele-ophthalmology. General practitioners in two participating health centres in the Negev region of Israel, serving a local population of 40,000, were invited to participate. The study group consisted of 50 consecutive patients attending the general eye outpatient clinic and 50 consecutive patients suffering from various(More)
In a pilot study of primary-care telecardiology, 2563 consultations were carried out over 18 months. Following teleconsultation, 2076 patients (81%) were found to be suitable for management entirely by the general practitioner, without the need for referral to hospital. The system identified 487 patients (19%) with cardiac problems who required either(More)
Ophthalmology is well suited to telemedicine, since optical and imaging devices provide the basis for virtually all ophthalmic patient evaluations. We established the Middle East Ophthalmology Network among ophthalmologists working in 10 major ophthalmology centres in Israel, Jordan, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and Tunisia. The project offered some(More)
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