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Korean J Aerosp Environ Med. 2005 Apr;15(1):23-27. Korean. Case Report.
Kim YJ , Cho SJ , Kim YJ , Bae SJ , Lee S , Min HG , Hong JI , Yeom SR .
Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Korea.
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Korea.
1339 Pusan Emergency Information Medical Center, Busan, Korea.

Telemedicine is a health care system that contains new-media techniques and medical special knowledge, using information techniques such as audio, moving picture, and communication provided to patients in distant areas with medical service such as diagnosis, consultation, education. Especially during medical transportation, it is possible that transferred patient can be rapidly taken care of by telemedicine. Our study reports 65 cases between a doctor in a hospital on ground and a patient during medical evacuation by telephone, e-mail and facsimile. Sixteen of 65 cases (25%) were immediately transferred to a hospital by sailing or helicopter. Other 49 cases were successfully taken care of by telemedicine.Telemedicine is economic and reasonable solving medical problems that may occur during medical evacuation where access to medical facilities is impossible.

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