Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

3-26-2012

Publication Source

Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Volume

93

Issue

1

Start Page

122

Last Page

123

DOI

10.2340/00015555-1404

Abstract

In developing countries, such as Uganda, skin problems are among the most common ailments seen in primary healthcare settings (1). Due to the dire lack of trained dermatologists, the vast majority of patients with skin diseases in these countries are treated by substitute auxiliary health workers with a limited education in skin disease management (1). To bridge this gap in access to dermatology services, we established a mobile teledermatology service and evaluated its applicability with regard to the impact of remote diagnoses on patient outcomes, as well as local health workers’ perception concerning this mode of dermatology consultation.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 2013 The Authors

Keywords

Uganda, skin problems, dermatologists, auxiliary health workers

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Date Posted: 02 December 2014

This document has been peer reviewed.