Online Medical Care
Byline: Andrew Mernin
SOFTWARE developed in the region will give patients in the poorest and most remote parts of the world instant help from medical experts.
For patients here in the UK, a visit to the GP can often lead to a referral to a specialist who is usually available within months, if not weeks, at a nearby hospital.
But in Rwanda, for example, if your doctor advised you to take an X-ray, you may face a trek over several hundreds of miles and a lengthy wait when you get there since there are only two radiologists to serve eight million people. Similarly, in Tanzania, there is a shortage of cancer specialists and - for those who have been diagnosed …
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Publication information: Article title: Online Medical Care. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: August 27, 2009. Page number: 29. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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