Video Teleconferencing for Disease Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  title={Video Teleconferencing for Disease Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment},
  author={Jordan Albritton and Alexa M Ortiz and Roberta Wines and Graham Booth and Michael DiBello and Stephen Brown and Gerald Gartlehner and Karen Crotty},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  pages={256 - 266}
BACKGROUND Video teleconferencing (VTC) as a substitute for in-person health care or as an adjunct to usual care has increased in recent years. PURPOSE To assess the benefits and harms of VTC visits for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and to develop an evidence map describing gaps in the evidence. DATA SOURCES Systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library from 1 January 2013 to 3 March 2021. STUDY SELECTION Two investigators independently… 
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