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Durham, North Carolina 27705


Purpose:

We have previously shown (IIR 95-045) that teledermatology, using store and forward technology, can result in reliable and accurate diagnostic outcomes when compared to clinic-based dermatology consultations. This investigation builds on that fundamental diagnostic information by assessing the health services implications of a teledermatology consult system.


Study summary:

Background: We have previously shown (IIR 95-045) that teledermatology, using store and forward technology, can result in reliable and accurate diagnostic outcomes when compared to clinic-based dermatology consultations. This investigation builds on that fundamental diagnostic information by assessing the health services implications of a teledermatology consult system. Objectives: To investigate health services outcomes related to teledermatology implementation. Outcomes of interest were time to diagnosis and treatment initiation, the proportion of patients that avoided the need for a clinic-based encounter, and an economic analysis. Methods: Patients referred from the primary care clinics to the dermatology consult service were randomized to either usual care or a teledermatology consultation. A usual care consultation consisted a conventional text-based electronic consult request. A teledermatology consultation included digital images and a standardized history, in addition to the electronic text-based consult. Consultant dermatologists, reviewing the consult requests for both modalities, decided when, and if, a referral required a clinic-based evaluation. Status: Final report has been prepared and is in the review process at this time.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: Patients referred to Dermatology Consult Service. Exclusion Criteria:


NCT ID:

NCT00013234


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
John D. Whited, MD MHS
Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Durham, North Carolina 27705
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 23, 2017

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