Changes in diagnosis, treatment, and clinical improvement among patients receiving telemedicine consultations.

@article{Marcin2005ChangesID,
  title={Changes in diagnosis, treatment, and clinical improvement among patients receiving telemedicine consultations.},
  author={James P Marcin and Thomas S. Nesbitt and Stacey L. Cole and Robin M Knuttel and Donald M Hilty and Pamela T. Prescott and Martha M Daschbach},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          36-43
        }
}
The aim of this study was to determine whether outpatient telemedicine specialty consultations to primary care clinicians result in changes in a patient's diagnosis, treatment management, and clinical outcomes. Medical records of patients who received two or more clinical telemedicine consultations in dermatology, psychiatry, and endocrinology were evaluated in a nonconcurrent retrospective analysis. Three indicators were used to measure changes in the processes of care and clinical outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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