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  • By: David Chiriboga & William Kearns
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health & Aging
  • Edited by: Kyriakos S. Markides
  • Subject:Health Care & Aging, Health Psychology

The strict dictionary definition of the wordtelemedicine is distance or remote medicine, and therefore it encompasses a wide variety of approaches. The simple act of providing medical advice to patients by a plain old telephone system (the abbreviation POTS is actually ...

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