September 15, 2011

Telemedicine cost-effective, Mayo reports


Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and at the University of Utah Health System in Salt Lake City compared patients who were treated at rural hospitals via telemedicine to those in rural emergency departments without access to a stroke expert..."It is really about providing optimal care for the patient," said Dr. Bart Demaerschalk, director of Mayo Clinic Telestroke Program in Arizona and a co-author of the study that appeared online Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

Arizona Republic, by Ken Alltucker, 9/15/11

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