The effect of telemedicine on access to acute neurological care in Northeast Germany: The ANNOTeM study


  • A multicomponent integrated care model is associated with reduced risk of poor outcomes in patients receiving treatment for neurological emergencies at rural hospitals in Germany.

Why this matters

  • Telemedicine involves remote support and care of patients by means of electronic information and telecommunications technology.

  • Telemedicine for assessing acute stroke has been associated with improved outcomes together with a stroke unit system-of-care; however, this has not been established in neurological care.

  • Execution of a multifocal approach to managed care may help improve neurological outcomes for patients attending rural hospitals.