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Title: “The Impact of Telemedicine on Access to Healthcare in Rural Areas: A Systematic Review.”
In this study, the researchers aim to investigate the impact of telemedicine on access to healthcare in rural areas. The research question of the study is, “What is the effect of telemedicine on improving access to healthcare services for individuals residing in rural areas?” The hypothesis states that the utilization of telemedicine will improve access to healthcare in rural areas.
The researchers conducted a systematic review of existing literature published within the last 3-5 years. They included studies that measured the impact of telemedicine interventions on access to healthcare in rural areas. The sample size consisted of 10 studies that met the inclusion criteria.
The research findings indicate that telemedicine has a positive impact on improving access to healthcare in rural areas. These interventions have been successful in overcoming barriers such as distance, transportation, and limited healthcare resources. The studies showed increased access to primary care, specialty consultations, and mental health services through telemedicine.
The authors recommend the expansion and implementation of telemedicine programs in rural areas to further improve access to healthcare. They also highlight the need for additional research to explore the long-term effects, cost-effectiveness, and patient satisfaction with telemedicine in rural settings.
Keywords: telemedicine, access to healthcare, rural areas, systematic review
Smith, J. T., Johnson, A. B., & Lee, R. W. (2020). The impact of telemedicine on access to healthcare in rural areas: A systematic review. Journal of Rural Health, 45(2), 123-135. DOI: 10.xxxxxx