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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Safety of surgical telehealth in the outpatient and inpatient setting.

Purnell S, Zheng F. Surg Clin Norrth Am. 2020;101(1):109-119.

COVID-19 restrictions and patient concerns have expanded access to telemedicine worldwide. This review examines the use of telemedicine in surgical services. The authors found it to be a safe care modality for low-risk patients receiving low-risk procedures. They found that telemedicine in surgical services evidence base is expanding and its value is built on local, real-time approaches that involve services designed to consider patient needs and comfort.