Telemedicine in Sweden-a diffusion study

Sjögren, Lotta Holm; Sandberg, Carolina; Törnqvist, Helene
March 1999
Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Mar1999 Supplement 1, Vol. 5, p63
Academic Journal
A survey of telemedicine use in Sweden was carried out. The response rate by hospital management was high at almost 90%. Sixty per cent of hospitals were involved in some kind of telemedicine activity in Sweden, with a further 15% planning telemedicine implementation. In rural areas of north Sweden good links exist between primary and secondary care. In the more populated southern region good links exist between the county hospitals and specialist university hospitals. Fifty-four per cent of telemedicine applications were used for specialist consultations, 13% for consultation between paramedics and hospitals and 10% for rounds. Teleradiology was the most frequent service.


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