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Table 1 Evolution of telemedicine, considering only out-patient consultations, provided by the PCS, 2007 to 2016

From: How to develop a sustainable telemedicine service? A Pediatric Telecardiology Service 20 years on - an exploratory study

  Most representative Telemedicine Sub-specialties (for NHS) Teleconsultations (for NHS) Pediatric Cardiology out-patient consultations Teleconsultations by Pediatric Cardiology out-patient consultations
Telecardiology (total of 13,903 patients) Fetal Telecardiology (total of 319 patients) Total First Consultation Subsequent Consultations Total First Consultation Subsequent Consultations Total First Consultation Subsequent Consultations
2007 1363 0 1363 1288 75 6734 2783 3951 20.2% 46.3% 1.9%
2008 1842 36 1878 1872 6 7662 3680 3982 24.5% 50.9% 0.2%
2009 2137 60 2197 2193 4 8841 4212 4629 24.9% 52.1% 0.1%
2010 2613 89 2702 1938 764 9979 4020 5959 27.1% 48.2% 12.8%
2011 2579 124 2703 1780 923 10,235 3892 6343 26.4% 45.7% 14.6%
2012 3094 78 3172 1947 1225 11,174 4405 6769 28.4% 44.2% 18.1%
2013 3462 0 3462 2006 1456 12,229 4693 7536 28.3% 42.7% 19.3%
2014 3510 0 3510 2055 1455 12,142 4561 7581 28.9% 45.1% 19.2%
2015 3394 214 3608 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
2016 3131 218 3349 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Total 27,125 819 27,944 15,079 5908 78,996 32,246 46,750 35.4% 46.8% 12.6%
  1. n.a non available or non applicable. Source: PC Service’s register and National database (SONHO, 2015, 2017)