Diagnostic accuracy of pediatric teledermatology using parent-submitted photographs: a randomized clinical trial.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Teledermatology can reduce time to treatment and improve access to specialists. This small randomized controlled trial assessed the accuracy of parent-submitted smartphone photographs for diagnosing pediatric skin conditions compared to in-person dermatology. Teledermatology had high diagnostic accuracy and there was no significant difference when parents were given photography instructions. A previous PSNet interview discussed telemedicine and patient safety.