Telemedicine in the work site: a study of feasibility, and patient and provider satisfaction.

@article{Varkey2008TelemedicineIT,
  title={Telemedicine in the work site: a study of feasibility, and patient and provider satisfaction.},
  author={Prathibha Varkey and Kay Schumacher and Claudia Swanton and Barbara Timm and Philip T Hagen},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={322-5}
}
We examined the use of telemedicine for improving access to care in a work-site clinic. A prospective study of 100 patients was conducted over a four-month period in a work site that housed 700 employees. Sinusitis (10 visits), upper respiratory tract infections (9 visits), otitis media (9 visits), hypertension (9 visits) and back pain (8 visits) were the most common reasons for the visits. In 99 visits, clinicians were of the opinion that the telemedicine visit felt similar to a face-to-face… CONTINUE READING