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Table 1 Factors which may influence the avoided travel resulting from a particular telemedicine application

From: Estimating travel reduction associated with the use of telemedicine by patients and healthcare professionals: proposal for quantitative synthesis in a systematic review

Modality Store and forward
  Hybrid
  Real time
Setting - referral source Home
  Primary care
  Hospital
Setting - referral location Metropolitan
  Rural
Travel distance or travel time Long (> = 1 hour)
  Short (< 1 hour)
Patient age Young (fetal and paediatric)
  Adult
  Elderly
Urgency Elective
  Emergency
Purpose Diagnosis
  Management (treatment, monitoring)
Health system Private
  Public
Specialty Cardiology
  Dermatology
  Psychiatry
  etc (see Table 4)