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Telemedicine is used more and more frequently worldwide. It is increasingly popular in North America, Australia, South Africa, as well as the Scandinavian countries. However, it is not commonly used in Hungary despite various attempts, which is presumably due to earlier dismissive governmental attitude. In this paper the authors analyze ethical, legal and financial aspects of telemedicine from the viewpoints of physicians and patients, too. The results indicate that it cannot be clearly decided whether telemedicine is worth to apply at present. Further, introduction of telemedicine should be based on experience gained in local application. Orv. Hetil., 2013, 154, 1167-1171.
Semmelweis Egyetem, Egészségügyi Közszolgálati Kar Egészségügyi Informatikai Fejlesztő és Továbbképző Intézet Budapest Üllői út 25. 1091.
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Name: Orvosi hetilap
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A 1974 Federal act which preempts states' rights with regard to workers' pension benefits and employee benefits. It does not affect the benefits and rights of employees whose employer is self-insured. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)
The remuneration paid or benefits granted to an employee.
Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.
Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications. This includes interactive consultative and diagnostic services.
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