[Assessment of telemedicine in the Northern Ostrobothnia hospital district]

Ohinmaa A, Nuutinen L, Reponen J
Record ID 32002000885
Authors' objectives:

The use of telemedicine applications seems to be a growing trend internationally, despite lack of clear scientific evidence on its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Most published reports, until now, have been based on limited pilot projects or observations.

Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment (FinOHTA) together with Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District organised a project to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telemedicine, focusing on applications in radiology, psychiatry, surgery and ophthalmology. This report summarises the results of this Finnish project.

Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Finland
MeSH Terms
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Remote Consultation
  • Telemedicine
Organisation Name: Finnish Coordinating Center for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment (Finohta)
Contact Name: .
Contact Email: fincchta@ppshp.fi
Copyright: Finnish Office for Health Care Technology Assessment (FinOHTA)
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