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Table 2 Data for 20 teledermatology studies in which travel avoided was estimated

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

Author Year Percentage of patients who avoided travel Study design (a) Sample size Weight (b) Country Modality (c) Urgency Referral setting Patient age Comment
Whited J [10] 2002 18.5 3 135 8 USA S/F Elective Primary care Mean 61 years (SD 13.8)  
Bowns I [11] 2006 42.4 3 92 8 UK S/F Elective Primary care 16 years and over Excludes children
White H [12] 1999 25.0 2 40 4 UK S/F Elective Primary care Not stated  
Loane M [13] 2000 31.3 3 96 8 UK S/F Elective Primary care 7 months to 81 years Loane 2000 is two arms of the same study
Taylor P [14] 2001 31.4 2 376 8 UK S/F Elective Hospital OPD clinic Not stated 376 tele-assessments; 194 patients
Knol A [15] 2006 51.4 2 306 8 Netherlands S/F Elective Primary care 0-96 years (in larger sample of 505 patients)  
Wootton R [16] 2000 53.9 3 102 8 UK R/T Elective Primary care 4 months to 89 years (in larger sample of 204 patients)  
Loane M [13] 2000 55.2 3 96 8 UK R/T Elective Primary care 7 months to 81 years Loane 2000 is two arms of the same study
Lamminen H [17] 2000 72.0 2 25 7 Finland R/T Elective Primary care Mean 45 years (range 4-92)  
Granlund H [18] 2003 81.3 1 16 4 Finland R/T Elective Primary care Mean 40 years (SD 21), both groups 70% of 23 patients in video group said they had not visited hospital at 6-month follow-up
Chen T [19] 2010 94.0 1 429 6 USA S/F Elective Primary care Mean 5.9 years (range 0-12 years 11 months) Only children (12 years or younger)
Romero G [5] 2009 70.0 3 368 9 Spain Hybrid Elective Primary care Mean 36 years (range 2 months -86 years) [but this includes an extra control group] 192 pts had S/F alone; 176 had S/F and then Real-time
Eminovic N [20] 2009 39.0 3 200 9 Netherlands S/F Elective Primary care Mean approx 43 years  
Moreno-Ramirez D [21] 2007 51.2 2 2009 8 Spain S/F ?Urgent Primary care Mean 41.5 years Pigmented skin lesions -- possible skin cancer
Klaz I [22] 2005 77.9 2 435 7 Israel S/F Elective Primary care Mean 22.4 years (range 18-39) Excludes children
Eminovic N [23] 2003 22.9 2 96 7 Netherlands S/F Elective Primary care Mean 35 years Patients provided the images
Oakley A [24] 2000 88.0 2 109 6 New Zealand R/T Elective Primary care Mean 41 years (range 1 month to 94 years) [may include non-telederm patients as well)  
Burgiss S [25] 1997 92.0 1 87 4 USA R/T Elective Primary care Not stated  
Gilmour E [26] 1998 50.8 3 61 8 UK R/T Elective Primary care 3 months to 83 years (for all 126 patients)  
Jemec G [27] 2008 27.3 1 121 4 Denmark (Faroes) S/F Elective Primary care Mean 37 years (SD 20)  
  1. (a) 1 = prospective; 2 = estimated; 3 = retrospective (see text)
  2. (b) score 3-9 (see text)
  3. (c) S/F, store-and-forward; R/T, real-time