Telemedicine in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery

June 4, 2012
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Guest Editorial

Telemedicine holds a practical place in the field of otolaryngology. Programs in Alaska and Queensland, Australia, have been found beneficial and cost-effective.

     Telemedicine—the use of telecommunications technology to provide remote access to medical diagnosis and patient care—has the potential to change how healthcare is delivered. Many things about the practice of medicine that seem self-evident and which we currently take for granted, such as the practice of evaluating and treating patients in person in the outpatient clinic, could eventually seem like quaint anachronisms. 

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CitationEar Nose Throat J. 2012 June;91(6):226-229