Telemedicine reduces absence resulting from illness in urban child care: evaluation of an innovation.

@article{McConnochie2005TelemedicineRA,
  title={Telemedicine reduces absence resulting from illness in urban child care: evaluation of an innovation.},
  author={Kenneth M McConnochie and Nancy E Wood and Harriet J. Kitzman and Neil E Herendeen and Jason Roy and Klaus J. Roghmann},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 5},
  pages={1273-82}
}
BACKGROUND Common acute illness challenges everyone involved in child care. Impoverished inner-city families, whose children are most burdened by morbidity and whose reliance on child care is most important, are those least equipped to deal with this challenge. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of telemedicine on absence from child care due to illness (ADI). DESIGN/METHODS A before-and-after design with historical and concurrent controls was used to study ADI in 5 inner-city child care centers… CONTINUE READING

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