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Original Article

Comprehending Telemedicine: An Online Survey amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Prabhat K Agrawal, Nikhil Pursnani, Akhil P Singh, Boentika Singh, Ashish Gautam, Ruchika Garg

Keywords : COVID-19 pandemic, Lockdown, Online consultation, Teleconsultation, Telemedicine

Citation Information : Agrawal PK, Pursnani N, Singh AP, Singh B, Gautam A, Garg R. Comprehending Telemedicine: An Online Survey amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2020; 12 (6):345-347.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1832

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: In pre-COVID era, telemedicine was not widely accepted for patient care and management. In COVID-19 pandemic, due to strict social distancing and various government guidelines laid down for patient management and care, it has been widely accepted. Methods: We did an online survey from June 20 to July 20, 2020, to find out acceptance and knowledge of telemedicine among clinicians of India for patient care. Results: Earlier only 11% of clinicians were using telemedicine, due to strict social distancing there has been a surge; now 57% of clinicians have accepted it. Analytical data also showed that after this pandemic 69% of clinicians will still continue to use telemedicine. Discussion: With telemedicine we can easily solve complaints of patients in outdoor department and quarantine center, as well as provide psychological counseling of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.


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