Assessment of the application of telemedicine in neurosurgery. Clinical benefit of telemedicine. Economic evaluation of telemedicine (TASTE International Project)

Almazan C, Gallo P
Record ID 31999009909
Authors' objectives:

1. To review the current knowledge on the clinical benefit of telemedicine, regarding these measures related to the process of care and to outcomes measures.

2. To review the literature on economic evaluation studies of telemedicine applications according to the most important steps in economic evaluation methods.

Authors' recommendations: Despite the important diffusion of telemedicine in recent years, in different specialities and services, the lack of studies assessing its efficacy and effectiveness, as well as the quality of the currently available designs hamper the evaluation of the potential advantages that this technology may bring.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Neurosurgery
  • Telemedicine
Organisation Name: Agencia de Qualitat i Avaluacio Sanitries de Catalunya
Contact Address: Antoni Parada, CAHTA, Roc Boronat, 81-95 (2nd floor), 08005 Barcelona, Spain, Tel. +34 935 513 928, Fax: +34 935 517 510
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