Telemedicine Applications in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital in Turkey During COVID-19 Pandemic.


Aydemir S., Ocak S., Saygılı S. K. , Hopurcuoğlu D. , Haşlak F., Kıykım E. , ...Daha Fazla

Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, 2020 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0381
  • Dergi Adı: Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association

Özet

Background: A novel type of Coronavirus emerged at Wuhan in late 2019 involving preferentially the respiratory system. Owing to the rapid spread, almost 22 million people became infected and 700,000 died. Similar to other countries, the need for additional hospital beds and intensive care units required diversion of health care resources toward the care for those with COVID-19 in Turkey. Telemedicine appeared as a safe and low-cost alternative for the maintainability of pediatric health services during the pandemics. Within this context, we aimed to deliver the health services through telemedicine during the follow-up of chronic childhood diseases.