Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 5):S13-4
The comparative impact of video- consultation on emergency neurosurgical referrals
WS Poon, HT Wong, KYC Goh, SPY Kwok, P Jacobs
Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
1. Emergency neurosurgical consultation assisted by teleradiology and video-consultation achieves a higher diagnostic accuracy compared to conventional telephone consultation.
2. Compared to teleradiology-assisted emergency neurosurgery, video-consultation offers no advantage in terms of process-of-care indicators, clinical outcome, and costs.
3. Although the time taken for video-consultation is significantly longer, it has proven to be a safe mode of consultation in the course of emergency neurosurgery.