Emergency Room Stroke Exam with a Webcam

10 Aug
2008

Telemedicine is starting to make inroads into more rural hospitals.  If a stroke specialist can see and hear their patient, zoom in on their pupils and facial muscles, and ask them questions, they are far more likely to offer the right advice. In fact, experts who examined patients with the web cam made the right decision 98 percent of the time, compared to 82 percent when they simply talked to the emergency room doctor.

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