Mobile Videoconferencing From Ambulance Speeds Up Stroke Care

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Story by Catharine Paddock PhD, Medical News Today

A study of a mobile videoconferencing system – where paramedics accompanying patients in ambulances confer with doctors through computer tablets – shows it can produce stroke assessments on a par with those done at the hospital bedside. Such a system could help stroke patients receive treatments more promptly and thus reduce the risk of disability and death.

The findings of the clinical trial, by researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System in Charlottesville, are published in the journal Neurology.

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