Telemedicine for the implementation of stroke therapy for patients in rural and remote areas

Mundy L, Hiller JE, Merlin T
Record ID 32006001399
Authors' results and conclusions: The evidence for the effectiveness of telemedicine for the early detection of acute ischaemic stroke, followed by prompt treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is limited. However, there is a good evidence base for successful outcomes for stroke patients when they are treated with tPA.
Authors' recomendations: This technology is part of an existing communication network in the Australian health care system, therefore it is recommended that this technology be archived.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2006
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Stroke
  • Telemedicine
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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