A cost-minimization analysis of the societal costs of realtime teledermatology compared with conventional care: results from a randomized controlled trial in New Zealand.

@article{Loane2001ACA,
  title={A cost-minimization analysis of the societal costs of realtime teledermatology compared with conventional care: results from a randomized controlled trial in New Zealand.},
  author={Maria A Loane and Amanda R. Oakley and Marius Rademaker and Nathan R. Bradford and P Fleischl and Pauline Kerr and R. Wootton},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          233-8
        }
}
A randomized controlled trial was carried out to measure the societal costs of realtime teledermatology compared with those of conventional hospital care in New Zealand. Two rural health centres were linked to a specialist hospital via ISDN at 128 kbit/s. Over 10 months, 203 patients were referred for a specialist dermatological consultation and 26 were followed up, giving a total of 229 consultations. Fifty-four per cent were randomized to the teledermatology consultation and 46% to the… CONTINUE READING
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