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teledermatology

Definitions

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  • n. The use of telecommunication technology to exchange medical data concerning skin conditions and tumours.

Etymologies

tele- +‎ dermatology, coined by D A Perednia and N A Brown in 1995. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Sometimes you really need an expert, and when primary care really needs an expert dermatologist, teledermatology is a nice way to ensure that patients have timely access," Edison said.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • In a smaller group of 313 patients who had multiple teledermatology consults in a single year, Armstrong and her colleagues found that with each follow-up conference, patients were twice as likely to see improvement in their skin condition.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • "The patient really likes teledermatology because they get to see you and talk to you and have their questions answered," said Dr. April Armstrong, from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, who worked on the new study.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Though live teledermatology may currently be inefficient for many doctors, researchers said insurance would typically cover the sessions.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The current study can't truly answer that, Warshaw told Reuters Health, because there was no "control" group of patients who were only treated through primary care, with no access to teledermatology.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Researchers also found that having more "teledermatology" appointments meant it was more likely that a patient's condition would improve.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • One of the problems is that it's much less profitable than doing dermatology in person for the doctor, she said, and another is that not enough people are trained to do teledermatology during medical school or in continuing education courses for skin doctors.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Researchers said that while teledermatology is commonly used by the military for deployed soldiers, the concept hasn't seriously taken off among the general public -- but that may be changing.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • A group of 350 patients (57.8 percent), including 191 (54.6 percent) in the teledermatology group, completed a satisfaction questionnaire following the study.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • In-person consultations were determined to be preventable for 39 percent of the patients in the teledermatology group and 18.3 percent of the control patients-a difference of 20.7 percent.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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