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Telemedicine's Effect In Delivering Healthcare To The Underserved, Dylan M. Griffiths Jan 2012

Telemedicine's Effect In Delivering Healthcare To The Underserved, Dylan M. Griffiths

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By connecting patients with medical professionals through unconventional means, telemedicine programs make an attempt to bring healthcare to the underserved. The Cinterandes Foundation has constructed a program of mobile surgeries that provides patients with advanced healthcare who would otherwise not have access to any under normal circumstances. Given the prodigious nature of their work (with 18 years of operation throughout the entirety of Ecuador), a closer inspection of the potential benefits and drawbacks to their design was necessary in order to evaluate the quality of their care in this field. The foundation’s use of two different forms of telemedicine ...