A review of telemedicine cost-effectiveness studies

F. S. Mair*, A. Haycox, C. May, T. Williams

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As interest in telemedicine grows, many of its proponents and vendors increasingly suggest that it is now time to move to full-scale implementation of telemedicine services in a variety of contexts throughout the world, and question the need for further evidence of its utility and cost-effectiveness. We have reviewed the published literature relating to cost-effectiveness studies in telemedicine and have identified some important weaknesses. Ten recommendations regarding the design of economic evaluations of telemedicine are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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