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Telemedicine system reduces outpatient visits, hospitalization due to IBD | News for Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist | Gastroenterology | MIMS Malaysia
 

Telemedicine system reduces outpatient visits, hospitalization due to IBD | News for Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist | Gastroenterology | MIMS Malaysia

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Telemedicine system reduces outpatient visits, hospitalization due to IBD | MIMS Malaysia
 
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26 Aug 2017 - General
 
Madhubabu kaaja Thank you for sharing your thoughts about telemedicine. It is admittedly more convenient to seek consult online and avoid waiting time in the doctor's office; however, convenience comes at the expense of not getting a comprehensive physical examination. Physicians may miss out on diagnosis if patients opt to consult via webcam since physical examination is an integral part of arriving at a diag...
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Inflammatory bowel disease relapses can be effectively managed through telemedicine according to a study from the Netherlands. Participants included those with relapsing-remitting inflammatory bowel disorders that were currently relapsing. Prompt management via telemedicine avoided high hospitalization costs and promoted reassurance among the patients. It is important to note that though this is only effective in managing known cases. I personally do not think that telemedicine will ever be acce...
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