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J. Clin. Med. 2017, 6(2), 20; doi:10.3390/jcm6020020

Telehealth: Increasing Access to High Quality Care by Expanding the Role of Technology in Correctional Medicine

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Immunology and International Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 808 S. Wood Street, #888, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
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Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL 60612, USA
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Academic Editors: Rajender Gattu, Richard Lichenstein, Núria Solà-Valls and Yolanda Blanco
Received: 18 November 2016 / Revised: 20 January 2017 / Accepted: 8 February 2017 / Published: 13 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Telemedicine - Technical Developments and Clinical Practice)
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Abstract

The United States (US) has a large correctional population. However, many incarcerated persons lack access to evidence-based, up-to-date medical care, particularly by subspecialty providers, due to limitations of geography, travel, cost and other resources. The use of telehealth technologies can remove these barriers, increasing access to high quality, multidisciplinary care. Studies have shown that, with telemedicine, timely triage and medical management can be provided across many disciplines, which may lead to improved clinical outcomes and significant cost savings. View Full-Text
Keywords: telehealth; telemedicine; correctional healthcare telehealth; telemedicine; correctional healthcare
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Young, J.D.; Badowski, M.E. Telehealth: Increasing Access to High Quality Care by Expanding the Role of Technology in Correctional Medicine. J. Clin. Med. 2017, 6, 20.

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