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Asynchronous Teledermatology Consultations Using Store-and-Forward Technology: Diagnostic Accuracy, Clinical Utility, and Cost-Effectiveness

Last updated: September 28, 2020
Project Number: RB1523-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the diagnostic accuracy of asynchronous teledermatology consultations using store-and-forward technology for the assessment of patients with suspected dermatological conditions?
  2. What is the clinical utility of asynchronous teledermatology consultations using store-and-forward technology for the assessment of patients with suspected dermatological conditions?
  3. What is the cost-effectiveness of asynchronous teledermatology consultations using store-and-forward technology for patients with dermatological conditions?

Key Message

One health technology assessment and thirteen non-randomized studies were identified regarding the diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility of asynchronous teledermatology consultations using store-and-forward technology for the assessment of patients with suspected dermatological conditions. One systematic review of economic evaluations and one economic evaluation were identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of asynchronous teledermatology consultations using store-and-forward technology for patients with dermatological conditions.