A study published in Hepatology showed that veterans with liver disease who were treated by a primary care physician participating in SCAN-ECHO, a videoconferencing program, had a 54% higher survival rate than those whose doctors did not participate in the program. Researchers analyzed five years of clinical data from 62,237 veterans and found that primary care physicians who participated in the program were more likely to conduct screening for liver cancer and esophageal varicose veins and follow cirrhosis guidelines, compared with those who did not participate.
Study shows positive clinical, health outcomes of telemedicine
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