Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Long-running telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services: experience, performance and scientific output

Richard Wootton, Antoine Geissbuhler, Kamal Jethwani, Carrie Kovarik, Donald A Person, Anton Vladzymyrskyy, Paolo Zanaboni & Maria Zolfo

Volume 90, Number 5, May 2012, 341-347D

Table 3. Quality of the scientific output of the telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services, based on 44 papers

Measure Study design Effectiveness Quality Economics Access to care Sustainability
No. of papers providing evidence 44 11 14 6 28 25
Median quality scorea 1 1 1 1 1 2
Range of quality scores 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2

a 0 = none; 1 = poor; 2 = average, 3 = good.