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May 2006

Patient Perceptions About a Novel Form of Patient-Assisted Teledermatology

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(5):647-651. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.5.648

Most teledermatology systems involve a general practitioner (GP) serving as intermediary between patient and dermatologist.1,2 In view of increasing patient empowerment and interest in telehealth, we conducted a pilot study to examine a teledermatology service in which the patients were the main information providers and receivers.3 This article describes patient perceptions of “patient-assisted” teledermatology.