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Title: Online method for diagnosis of difficult TB cases for developing countries
Authors: Marcelo, Alvin
Fatmi, Zafar
Firaza, Paul Nimrod
Shaikh, Shiraz
Dandan, Alvin Joseph
Keywords: TELEHEALTH
TELEMEDICINE
EHEALTH
TUBERCULOSIS
TB CONTROL
TUBERCULOSIS DIAGNOSTIC COMMITTEE (TBDC)
ELECTRONIC TUBERCULOSIS DIAGNOSTIC COMMITTEE (E-TBDC)
INTERNET TUBERCULOSIS DIAGNOSTIC COMMITTEE
IPATH
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
PUBLIC HEALTH
DIAGNOSTIC SPECIMENS
Date: 2011
Abstract: Optimal use of limited human, technical and financial resources is a major concern for tuberculosis (TB) control in developing nations. Further impediments include a lack of trained physicians, and logistical difficulties in arranging face-to-face TB Diagnostic Committee consultations, especially in rural areas. The electronic approach described in this article was applied in both Pakistan and the Philippines. The results show the usefulness of the telehealth ‘iPath’ program applications, along with diagnostic and platform issues experienced by participants.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/47619
Project Number: 104161
Project Title: PAN Asian Collaboration for Evidence-based e-Health Adoption and Application (PANACeA)
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