Providing access to specialty care for severely disabled institutional residents: An academic health center telemedicine model

Jay B. Morrow, Lance L. Goetz, Alice K. Marcee, Laura E. Snell, Karen J. Kowalske, Shelley P. Roaten

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Abstract

Summary: The UT Southwestern Virtual Wound Care Clinic provides care to disabled institutional residents in an urban setting. The program offers flexible financial mechanisms for residents of the facility to access specialty care. Telemedicine improves quality-of-life and reduces costs by minimizing patient transportation. The exchange of clinical knowledge benefits both parties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-422
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Keywords

  • Access to care
  • Disabled
  • Medicare
  • Reimbursement
  • Specialty care
  • Telemedicine
  • Wound care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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