Different Strokes for Different Folks: Acute Care in the Age of Telemedicine » in-Training, the online magazine for medical students

On-demand techniques are changing stroke care in rural areas. Another example of how telecommuncations and expertise can be combined at scale to address medical emergencies.

Neurologists are using Telestroke to bridge this gap by acting as consultants on Telestroke platforms, using their expertise to guide on-site physicians through a patient’s treatment with drastically improved outcomes. Patients treated via Telestroke hubs have significantly longer long-term survival than those treated by spoke physicians alone, with in-hospital mortality on par with that of patients treated on-site at comprehensive stroke centers.

Source: Different Strokes for Different Folks: Acute Care in the Age of Telemedicine » in-Training, the online magazine for medical students

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