An Estimation of Costs of a Pediatric Telemedicine Practice in Public Schools

The objective of this study was to estimate the costs of providing 386 telemedicine clinical consults at 10 school clinics during the 1999-2000 school year. The average costs of a telemedicine consult ranged from a high of $7328.17 when only one consult was done to a low of $173.13 when 129 consults were completed. At 165 consults, the average costs of a telemedicine consult and a medical center pediatric ambulatory consult were approximately equal. At 200 consults, telemedicine was estimated to be equal to or less costly than conventional ambulatory care visits by some 9.5%.

Doolittle 2003 (Link) | PubMed 12544547 | Author Search

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