Telemedicine improves care of pediatric patients in rural ERs

08/13/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

A study in the journal Critical Care Medicine revealed that telemedicine consultations show promise in boosting care offered to pediatric patients at emergency rooms in rural areas where there is a limited number of doctors to help them. The study, which involved 320 seriously ill or injured pediatric patients, found that doctors at rural emergency rooms were more likely to change their treatment options and diagnosis if they used interactive videoconferencing instead of telephone in their consultations.

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