HEALTH BYTES: Telemedicine In The Icu: It Can Be a Cost-Effective Option

UC Davis investigators have found that telecommunication systems that provide remote monitoring and access to specialty care in intensive care units (ICUs) are cost-effective in most cases and can even be cost-saving in certain circumstances, making this intervention potentially economically favorable compared with other health-care services.

Such information is important to hospital administrators who must make decisions on how to efficiently spend available resources to provide lifesaving services and equipment. Read more about it.

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