Is Telemedicine Good For Kids?
First, let’s talk about the advantages. Telemedicine is good for children because it provides the following:
This works both ways for the child and parent. Either of them could easily talk to the doctor separately at one given time.
Children (and their parents) can easily have access to primary health care, even if their area is remote. The consultation can likewise happen anytime even out of regular working hours/days. Telemedicine is also advantageous when chance (pandemic and lockdowns) does not readily permit a clinic or hospital visit.
Convenience and Comfort
It lessens travel time (even the cost of travel for parents) and lessens waiting time in lines for doctors appointments.
Idle times for children may not be very easy for them to endure. It eliminates the hassle and worry for child care in the outside environment – the streets and other public places they would have to pass through along the way have their own hazards. It gives children that level of comfort at home during consultations and makes them feel at ease, lessens the fright, making it easier for doctors to assess their true status.
Telemedicine prevents children from being further exposed to various contagious diseases in clinics and hospitals. Vice versa, it helps other children (and even adults) from getting the same contagious disease that they can spread once they are present in the clinics.
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