Intended for healthcare professionals

Telemedicine – the arguments for and against

A simple definition of telemedicine is the practice of medicine at a distance. However, this definition would include many everyday clinical activities and would not encompass the modern use of computers and telecommunication equipment. Most people would now regard telemedicine as involving some method of electronic data transfer, thereby achieving some degree of medical practice remotely.
Dermatology in practice 2000; 8(3): 16–18
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