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Electronic consultations (e-consults) to improve access to specialty care: a systematic review and narrative synthesis.

Vimalananda VG, Gupte G, Seraj SM, Orlander J, Berlowitz D, Fincke BG, Simon SR - J Telemed Telecare (2015)

Bottom Line: Our goal was to systematically review and summarize the literature describing the use and effects of e-consults.E-consults are feasible in a variety of settings, flexible in their application, and facilitate timely specialty advice.More extensive and rigorous studies are needed to inform the e-consult process and describe its effect on access to specialty visits, cost and clinical outcomes.

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Affiliation: Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), US Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA varsha.vimalananda@va.gov.

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PRISMA flow diagram for literature on e-consults.
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fig1-1357633X15582108: PRISMA flow diagram for literature on e-consults.

Mentions: The database search yielded 541 publications. A description of the study selection process is illustrated in the flow diagram (Figure 1). Details of the 27 articles included in the final review are presented in the Table (available as Online Appendix).Figure 1.


Electronic consultations (e-consults) to improve access to specialty care: a systematic review and narrative synthesis.

Vimalananda VG, Gupte G, Seraj SM, Orlander J, Berlowitz D, Fincke BG, Simon SR - J Telemed Telecare (2015)

PRISMA flow diagram for literature on e-consults.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1-1357633X15582108: PRISMA flow diagram for literature on e-consults.
Mentions: The database search yielded 541 publications. A description of the study selection process is illustrated in the flow diagram (Figure 1). Details of the 27 articles included in the final review are presented in the Table (available as Online Appendix).Figure 1.

Bottom Line: Our goal was to systematically review and summarize the literature describing the use and effects of e-consults.E-consults are feasible in a variety of settings, flexible in their application, and facilitate timely specialty advice.More extensive and rigorous studies are needed to inform the e-consult process and describe its effect on access to specialty visits, cost and clinical outcomes.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), US Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA varsha.vimalananda@va.gov.

No MeSH data available.