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eConsult for Patients Requiring Specialist Consultation: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: April 17, 2019
Project Number: RA1024-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the use of eConsult for patients requiring specialist consultation?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness regarding the use of eConsult for patients requiring specialist consultation?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of eConsult for patients requiring specialist consultation?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews, one randomized controlled trial, 31 non-randomized studies, and six economic evaluations were identified regarding the use of eConsult for patients requiring specialist consultation. No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified.