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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  10, Issue 2, March-April 2019, Pages 242-244

 

Original Article

Application of Tele-Health Camps in Plastic Surgery
Elankumar S1, Chittoria R K2, Mohamed Ishaq Z3
1Senior Resident, 2Head of Telemedicine, Registrar (Academic), 3Content Developer and Telemedicine Technician, Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry 605006, India.
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DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.21088/nijs.0976.4747.10219.19

Abstract

 Objective: To study the role of Tele-Health Camps in Plastic Surgery.Methods:It is a retrospective analysis of the feedback given by patients and doctors attending the tele-health camp. Total number of feedback forms analyzed were 1183. Results: 97% of the patients have found tele-health camps, very useful and satisfactory. All of them agreed with benefits like reduction in waiting period & overcrowding in Out Patient Department (OPD) and saving of their travel time & expenses. All the resident doctors who attended telehealth camp agreed that tele-health camps provided good learning experience and the consultants were agreeing in giving satisfactory consultation through tele-health camps and felt that their valuable time is also saved. Conclusion: Tele-health camps are useful for both patients and doctors in the field of plastic surgery.

Keywords:Tele-Health Camps; Tele-Consultations.


Corresponding Author : Ravi Kumar Chittoria