[Telemedicine, a medical solution in under-resourced areas]

Soins Gerontol. 2023 Jan-Feb;28(159):16-20. doi: 10.1016/j.sger.2022.12.008. Epub 2022 Dec 14.
[Article in French]


Maintaining the growth of rural areas and providing patients with the best possible support in the context of a coordinated healthcare pathway is a challenge that has been met thanks to teleconsultation. An experiment in Nouvelle-Aquitaine is benefiting patients at a hospital and residents of a home for the elderly, allowing them to be monitored by their primary care physician or a specialist from a distance. Nursing professionals are enriching their practice, integrating new information and communication technologies with all the guarantees in terms of security of practices.

Keywords: enrichissement des compétences infirmières; geriatrics; gériatrie; nursing skill enhancement; safety of care; sécurité des soins; telemedicine; télémédecine.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Telemedicine*