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Data from: Telemedicine in neurology: telemedicine work group of the American Academy of Neurology update

Citation

Hatcher-Martin, Jaime M. et al. (2019), Data from: Telemedicine in neurology: telemedicine work group of the American Academy of Neurology update, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.qf36q53

Abstract

ABSTRACT Purpose: While there is strong evidence supporting the importance of telemedicine in stroke, its role in other areas of neurology is not as clear. The goal of this review is to provide an overview of evidence-based data regarding the role of teleneurology in the care of patients with neurologic disorders other than stroke. Recent findings: Studies across multiple specialties report noninferiority of evaluations by telemedicine compared with traditional, in-person evaluations in terms of patient and caregiver satisfaction. Evidence reports benefits in expediting care, increasing access, reducing cost, and improving diagnostic accuracy and health outcomes. However, many studies are limited and gaps in knowledge remain. Summary: Telemedicine use is expanding across the vast array of neurologic disorders. More studies are needed to validate and support its use.

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