Benefits and drawbacks of telemedicine

  title={Benefits and drawbacks of telemedicine},
  author={N. Magnus Hjelm},
  journal={Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare},
  pages={60 - 70}
  • N. Hjelm
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Telemedicine is a vast subject, but as yet there are limited data on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of most telemedicine applications. As a result, objective information about the benefits and drawbacks of telemedicine is limited. This review is therefore based mainly on preliminary results, opinions and predictions. Many potential benefits of telemedicine can be envisaged, including: improved access to information; provision of care not previously deliverable; improved… 

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