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Assessment of comatose patients through telemedicine efforts shown to be reliable

Reliable assessment of comatose patients in intensive care units is critical to the patients’ care. Providers must recognize clinical status changes quickly to undertake proper interventions. But does the provider need to be in the same room as the patient, or can robotic telemedicine be used successfully to complete the assessment? According to a research study, the answer is yes.

(via WSJ)