What do Australian dermatologists expect to be paid for store-and-forward teledermoscopy? A preliminary investigation

  title={What do Australian dermatologists expect to be paid for store-and-forward teledermoscopy? A preliminary investigation},
  author={Centaine L. Snoswell and Jennifer A. Whitty and Liam J. Caffery and Anna Finnane and Hans Peter Soyer},
  journal={Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare},
  pages={438 - 444}
Introduction Determining appropriate remuneration for teledermoscopy service is important because inadequate remuneration can be a barrier to practitioner uptake and participation. This study explores dermatologist remuneration expectations for a single lesion store-and-forward teledermoscopy consultation. Methods Fourteen dermatologists participated in telephone interviews during May–June 2017. Questions regarding remuneration focused on a clinical scenario involving teledermoscopy of a single… Expand
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