The socio-economic impact of telehealth: a systematic review.

  title={The socio-economic impact of telehealth: a systematic review.},
  author={Penny A. Jennett and L Affleck Hall and David Hailey and Arto Ohinmaa and Carla R Anderson and Roger Thomas and Barbara A. Young and Diane Lorenzetti and Richard Ernest Scott},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  volume={9 6},
We reviewed the socio-economic impact of telehealth, focusing on nine main areas: paediatrics, geriatrics, First Nations (i.e. indigenous peoples), home care, mental health, radiology, renal dialysis, rural/remote health services and rehabilitation. A systematic search led to the identification of 4646 citations or abstracts; from these, 306 sources were analysed. A central finding was that telehealth studies to date have not used socio-economic indicators consistently. However, specific… CONTINUE READING
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