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Access to the skin health service through teledermatology in nursing homes: necessity or choice?. jdc. 2015; 5 (4) :214-217
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5095-en.html

Abstract:   (3349 Views)
Age related skin disorders due to structural and functional changes in the skin of the elderly may increase health care costs. As a result of an increase in the number of aging population in Iran, provision of dermatology services to the elderly group due to the limitation of resources and the high cost of those services will be a challenge for the health care system. Moreover, by increasing the elderly residents in private nursing homes, problems of the providing dermatology services costs as well as limitations in physical performance of the elderly to receive specialized services, the necessity of the existence of alternative and low-cost solutions to meet the needs of this group, will help to clarify the importance of the issue. By providing the facilities for physicians to examine the patients by telemedicine, access to medical care services (in broad geographic level) will be improved besides transferring of the patients for medical centers and the cost of physician care will be reduced
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General
Received: 2015/03/16 | Accepted: 2015/03/16 | Published: 2015/03/16

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