TELEMEDICINE - A PREDICTOR FOR OVERCOMING THE BARRIER IN THE PROCESS OF TREATMENT OF ELDERLY PEOPLE
Keywords:telemedicine, geriatric patients, physician assistant, quality medical care, small and remote settlements
Telemedicine allows healthcare professionals to assess, diagnose and treat patients remotely using information and telecommunications technologies. Telemedicine is an evolutionary discovery that is increasingly becoming an important part of medical science and practice.
Objectives: To study and analyze the opinion of physician assistants for telemedicine as a predictor for overcoming the barrier in the process of treatment of elderly people living in small and remote settlements.
Methods: We conducted a survey of the opinion of 80 physician assistants on telemedicine as a predictor for overcoming barriers in the treatment of elderly and senile people living in small and remote settlements.
Results: According to the analysis of the data on the benefits of the introduction of telemedicine and because it is a predictor for overcoming the barrier in the treatment of the elderly and elderly, the following was found:
Medical professionals providing medical care to geriatric patients face a number of challenges that require a timely and adequate response, and telemedicine is a predictor of overcoming the barrier in the process of their treatment. In hard-to-reach and remote settlements, there is often a lack of general practitioners, enough outpatient clinics and places to perform activities for the treatment of geriatric patients. In these cases, the application of telemedicine would be adequate. This will increase the possibility of access to adequate medical care. Patients will receive precise and clear instructions. This will reduce the need for transportation or time for patients to access hospitals.
Conclusion: The study allows us to draw the following inferences: Telemedicine is an opportunity to improve and enhance the professional activity of physician assistants working with geriatric patients and the implementation of telemedicine will increase the quality of medical care and health care for the elderly population in remote areas and small settlements.
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