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The revival of telemedicine in the age of COVID-19: benefits and impediments for Pakistan

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posted on 10.02.2022, 07:25 authored by Maheera Farooqi, Irfan Ullah, Muhammad Irfan, Anab Rehan Taseer, Talal Almas, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Fatima Muhammad Asad Khan, Abdulaziz Alshamlan, Abdulaziz Abdulhadi, Vikneswaran Raj NagarajanVikneswaran Raj Nagarajan
Defined as “the use of information and telecommunication technologies (ICT) in medicine, telemedicine intends to provide appropriate healthcare at a distance, hence eliminating the need for direct contact between a patient and physician. It can be classified according to the type of interaction (pre-recorded or real-tie) and type of format in which information is conveyed (videos, pictures, audio, etc.). Particularly in the setting of a natural or man-made disaster, telemedicine is known to function as a key component in the emergency response, enabling people to access routine care and health support despite widespread disruptions in health services.

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Published Citation

Farooqi M, et al. The revival of telemedicine in the age of COVID-19: benefits and impediments for Pakistan. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021;69:102740.

Publication Date

21 August 2021

PubMed ID

34457264

Department/Unit

  • Undergraduate Research

Publisher

Elsevier B.V.

Version

  • Published Version (Version of Record)