Telemedicine in Australia. 1: The health-care system and the development of telemedicine.

@article{Alexander1995TelemedicineIA,
  title={Telemedicine in Australia. 1: The health-care system and the development of telemedicine.},
  author={Mark Alexander},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  year={1995},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={187-95}
}
Telemedicine developments are intimately linked to the society in which they occur. Some of the salient factors are: the structure of the health-care system, especially its funding arrangements and the relationship between hospital and community care; the telecommunications network environment and business developments in communications technology; geographic factors of distance and isolation; and government policy dealing with interacting sectors. These factors are all considered in this… CONTINUE READING

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