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Diagnostic accuracy of pediatric teledermatology using parent-submitted photographs: a randomized clinical trial.
O'Connor DM, Jew OS, Perman MJ, Castelo-Soccio LA, Winston FK, McMahon PJ. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153:1243-1248.
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.