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Table 4 Organisational Benefits, Barriers and Control Improvement by Teleconsultations

From: Teleconsultation service to improve healthcare in rural areas: acceptance, organizational impact and appropriateness

Items   Score
Organisational Benefits (Cardiology)   
Timeliness of Care (1-5) 4.3
Patient's Transportation Saving (1-5) 4.5
Resource Saving (1-5) 4.1
Organisational Benefits (Dermatology)   
Timeliness of Care (1-5) 3.2
Patient's Transportation Saving (1-5) 3.5
Resource Saving (1-5) 3.5
Organisational Benefits (Diabetology)   
Timeliness of Care (1-5) 3.4
Patient's Transportation Saving (1-5) 3.3
Resource Saving (1-5) 3.3
Barriers and Control Improvement   
Contact of and Trust in the Specialist (1-5) 3.7
Duration of TC (1-5) 3.6
Support Staff for TC (1-5) 3.4
Reimbursement for GP (1-5) 3.5
  1. TC indicates Teleconsultations; GP, General Practitioner