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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Diagnosis Distribution

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Diagnosis for All Completed Telemedicine Visits

Diagnosis %
acute otitis media 28.7
upper respiratory illness 17.5
conjunctivitis 7.9
viral illness 7.6
tinea corporis 4.1
diaper dermatitis 3.8
otitis media with effusion 3.4
dermatitis, other 2.8
pharyngitis, other 2.8
skin infection 2.2
atopic dermatitis 2.1
minor trauma 2.0
pharyngitis, strep 1.7
insect bites 1.7
lower respiratory illness 1.4
skin, other 1.4
all other 8.9
Total: 100.00

Notes:

For question about problems addressed

16 diagnoses or diagnosis groups accounted for 91% of the completed visits. The diagnoses on this list are certainly comparable to illness seen in office practice, although the proportion diagnosed with acute otitis media seems high at almost 29%. You can't make much out of illness distributions or utilization patterns without a matched control group of inner city children using childcare without telemed. That analysis is under way (come back next year).


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