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Operational teledermatology in Broken Hill, rural Australia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16008643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From January 2001 to January 2002, Broken Hill, New South Wales, served as a trial site for teledermatology as one method of access to dermatologists. Fourteen participating general practitioners referred 46 patients making up 48 teledermatology cases. The mean diagnostic agreement between general practitioners and dermatologists was 35% and 50% for primary and differential diagnoses, respectively. Teledermatology patients formed 12% of the collectively referred dermatology patients (outpatients and teledermatology). In this project, high patient and general practitioner acceptability and positive medical outcomes confirm the value of rural teledermatology. However, this project also revealed unexpected barriers and pitfalls in the effective operation of rural teledermatology. Lack of education of participants, inertia among potential users and patient inconvenience are issues that may adversely affect the effective implementation of rural teledermatology.
Adrian See; Adrian C Lim; Katie Le; Jo-Ann See; Stephen P Shumack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0004-8380     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-12     Completed Date:  2005-10-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
St George Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centre, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Dermatology / organization & administration,  statistics & numerical data*
Family Practice / organization & administration,  statistics & numerical data
New South Wales
Professional Practice Location / statistics & numerical data
Program Evaluation
Referral and Consultation / statistics & numerical data
Rural Health Services / organization & administration,  statistics & numerical data*
Telemedicine / methods,  statistics & numerical data*

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