Title

Telemedicine for General Pediatrics.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.3928/19382359-20191119-01

Abstract

The use of telemedicine (TM) to deliver health care has been growing throughout the United States and internationally through asynchronous and synchronous technology. It has proven to be an effective way of delivering health care at a distance. There are multiple ways that a practice can offer these services, from direct-to-consumer to consultations in ambulatory or inpatient services. TM can be used to deliver care in homes, schools, and virtually anywhere that a patient and provider can access technology. For rural communities, emergency departments and inpatient specialty consults that were not available previously are now routine. TM also has been proven to be effective in decreasing costs to patients and increasing access in pediatrics while providing high degrees of satisfaction among patients and providers. [Pediatr Ann. 2019;48(12):e479-e484.].

Journal Title

Pediatric annals

Volume

48

Issue

12

First Page

479

Last Page

484

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Delivery of Health Care; Female; General Practice; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Male; Outcome Assessment, Health Care; Pediatrics; Program Evaluation; Risk Assessment; Rural Population; Telemedicine; United States

Keywords

Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Delivery of Health Care; Female; General Practice; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Male; Outcome Assessment, Health Care; Pediatrics; Program Evaluation; Risk Assessment; Rural Population; Telemedicine; United States

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