Challenges facing telemedicine in low income countries
Layal Msheik 1 2 , Mohamad Barakat 1 2 , Hiba Hamdar 2 , Nour Fakih 2 3 , Katrine Ibrahim 1 2 , Jana Jaber 1 2 *
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1 Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, LEBANON2 Medical Learning Skills Academy-Labanon, Beirut, LEBANON3 Lebanese American University, Beirut, LEBANON* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Telemedicine is the practice of medicine virtually, by means of newly developed technology, such as computers, phones, and videos, to provide different healthcare services including diagnosis, monitoring, and consultations, mainly for patients who cannot be physically presented in the clinics and hospitals. However, there are several obstacles, that inhibit the globally widespread diffusion of telemedicine specifically in low-income countries.

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Article Type: Perspective Article

ELECTR J MED DENT STUD, 2023, Volume 13, Issue 4, Article No: em0107

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmds/13779

Publication date: 12 Oct 2023

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