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Open Access 09-07-2024 | Telemedicine | REVIEW

Telemedicine in Endourology for Patient Management and Healthcare Delivery: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Authors: Ali Talyshinskii, Nithesh Naik, B. M. Zeeshan Hameed, Gafour Khairley, Princy Randhawa, Bhaskar Kumar Somani

Published in: Current Urology Reports

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Abstract

Purpose of Review

Researchers have examined how telemedicine affects endourological patients. This review analyzes the literature to determine telemedicine's benefits and limitations in endourology.

Recent Findings

Many studies were devoted to describing the effect of telemedicine on endourological patient satisfaction, optimization of the clinical decision-making among patients with kidney and ureteric stones, the effectiveness of telemedicine in the management of patients with indications for PCNL, follow-up for patients with urolithiasis and describing financial effectiveness for the patients after BOO surgery. The authors describe phone calls, video calls, and online booking platforms as used as telemedicine technology. However, several concerns also exist, such as the necessity of internet connections and appropriate devices, different receptivity among certain subgroups, data safety, and different regulatory environments among countries.

Summary

Telemedicine offers the potential to reduce patient travel time, expedite decision-making, and save costs in endourology. However, its everyday implementation is challenging due to various obstacles faced by patients and providers, hindering the realization of its full potential and necessitating a systematic approach to problem-solving.
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Metadata
Title
Telemedicine in Endourology for Patient Management and Healthcare Delivery: Current Status and Future Perspectives
Authors
Ali Talyshinskii
Nithesh Naik
B. M. Zeeshan Hameed
Gafour Khairley
Princy Randhawa
Bhaskar Kumar Somani
Publication date
09-07-2024
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Current Urology Reports
Print ISSN: 1527-2737
Electronic ISSN: 1534-6285
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11934-024-01224-6