What Do South Central Los Angeles & A Tropical Island Have In Common?

Answer: In both places you can't get to a medical specialist when you need one.
April 3, 2004, 5am PST | Ratna Amin
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"Millions of residents in the inner city live on medically isolated islands designated as health professional shortage areas... The barriers they face are transportation, insurance, cost, childcare, competing resources needs, and even gang boundaries... Telemedicine is being implemented as an innovative solution to this dilemma. This technology, first used by the space program... is now beginning to be applied where it is needed the most: in the underserved, improverished urban communities of South Los Angeles."

Thanks to Ratna Amin

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Published on Thursday, April 1, 2004 in eMediaWire
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