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Static telepathology consultation service between Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Hospital, Barshi, Solapur, Maharashtra: an analysis of the first 100 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16295371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Telepathology is the practice of pathology at a distance. Static telepathology is employed to achieve teleconsultation between a tertiary cancer referral centre, Tata Memorial Centre and a sister concern in rural area viz. Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital, Barshi, Solapur. This is an analysis of the first 102 cases. Two transcontinental consultations have not been included in statistical analysis. A diagnosis was offered in 99 (99%) cases; whereas it was deferred in only I (1%) case. Clinically important or relevant diagnosis were achieved in 93/ 99 (93.93%) of cases. Major discrepancies were encountered in 6/99 (6.06%) of cases. A total of 79% of cases were reported within 3 days, of which 32% were reported within 8 hours (a single working day) and 47% within 1-3 days. Telemedicine can be used effectively to bridge the gap between medically underprivileged, geographically distant rural areas and advanced centers with technical expertise using cheaper static store and forward methodology.
Authors:
Sangeeta Desai; Rajasa Patil; Ashok Kothari; Tanuja Shet; Shubhada Kane; Anita Borges; Roshni Chinoy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pathology & microbiology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0377-4929     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-18     Completed Date:  2005-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605904     Medline TA:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Barshi. sangeetabdesai@rediffmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cancer Care Facilities
Costs and Cost Analysis
Diagnostic Errors
Female
Humans
India
Male
Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology
Remote Consultation* / economics
Rural Health Services
Telepathology* / economics

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