July 8, 2009 By Wayne Hanson
The European Commission last week issued a staff working paper on telemedicine, titled: Telemedicine for the Benefit of Patients, Healthcare Systems and Society. This new document expands on last year's Communication on Telemedicine for the Benefit of Patients, Healthcare Systems and Society, and includes examples of telemedicine deployment and its effects on patients and society.
Among examples of cost savings and other health benefits and efficiencies obtained through telemedicine were the following:
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