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Hoseini F, Ayatollahi H, Salehi S H. A systematized review of telemedicine applications in treating burn patients. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2016; 30 (1) :1169-1177
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4165-en.html

MSc in Medical Informatics Department of Health Information Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medi-cal Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , hoseini.f@tak.iums.ac.ir
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Background: Telemedicine has been used in different fields of medicine in the past 20 years. The main advantages of this technology include saving costs, improving quality of care, and increasing access to specialists. This study aimed to review telemedicine applications in treating burn patients.

  Methods: In this systematized review study, related papers were searched using various databases, including PubMed, Scopus, and Science Direct. The time frame was between January 2000 and March 2016; finally, 32 papers were included in the study.

  Results: The findings revealed that telemedicine was used in burn care in three different ways: Remote patient follow-up, teleconsultation, and patient assessment.

  Conclusion: It seems that telemedicine can be easily applied in treating burn patients even when there is a limited financial resource. The use of this technology can help reduce possible errors in categorizing burn patients and decrease patients' transportation and treatment costs.

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