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Letafat-nejad M, Ebrahimi P, Maleki M, Aryankhesal A. Utilization of integrated health kiosks: A systematic review. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2020; 34 (1) :772-784
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-6355-en.html
Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , ebrahimi.p@iums.ac.ir
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    Background: In some countries, integrated health kiosks are used to provide some services and information. However; it is still not officially included in many countrieschr('39') health systems. The purpose of this study was to gather and summarize different aspects of using health kiosks in countries.
   Methods: Five English databases, including Web of Science, Cochrane Library, PubMed / Medline, Embase and Scopus, were explored from 2001 to 2018, using words related to three concepts: health, design and development, and kiosk. Different dimensions of health kiosks utilization in the world were identified and analyzed thematically.
   Results: Out of 918 search results, 37 articles were included in the study and analyzed. Most of them were conducted in the United States and addressed the development, implementation, design, or feasibility of utilizing integrated health kiosks. The different aspects of kiosk utilization were categorized into 6 dimensions: services provided, deployment location, user characteristics and variables of accepting kiosks, notable design and construction points, their benefits and effectiveness, and finally, the challenges of using kiosks.
   Conclusion: This study found that health kiosks are promising, cost-effective and multifunctional tools; if included in the formal health system of countries, they may improve health indicators in countries. However, before deploying, their challenges and concerns need to be investigated and addressed.
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