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Study: Rural ED Doctors Make Fewer Errors When Using Telehealth

Emergency department physicians in rural hospitals make fewer medication administration errors when they consult with a pediatric critical care specialist via a videoconferencing system, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, Reuters reports. For the study, researchers from the University of California-Davis Children’s Hospital examined data on 234 children with serious illnesses or injuries who were seen at one of eight rural EDs in Northern California from 2003 to 2009.