Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine event ~ Using the internet to practice medicine: Increasing efficiency, widening access, improving quality

Chair: Dr Carl Shakespeare, President, Telemedicine & eHealth Section
- Tuesday 21 September 2010

The conference considered the published literature and demonstrated the results of a two year study conducted by Prof John Bachman of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. The study provided the opportunity for patients to complete an on-line structured medical history in a Primary Care setting.

The study resulted in over 2,500 'e-visits' from 4,282 patients at the clinic and demonstrated that in a significant number of instances a face to face consultation was not required.

Prof John Bachman, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Pilot Study of Providing Online Care in a Primary Care Setting
Steven C. Adamson and John W. Bachman
Mayo Clin Proc. August 2010 85(8):704-710; published June 1, 2010, doi:10.4065/mcp.2010.0145

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