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International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
Volume 2012, Article ID 736264, 5 pages
Research Article

Do We Need New Personalized Emergency Telehealth Solutions? A Survey of 100 Emergency Department Patients and a First Report of the Swiss Limmex Emergency Wristwatch: An Original Study

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, CH-3010 Berne, Switzerland
2Health Care Research Institute AG, CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Received 5 February 2012; Revised 16 May 2012; Accepted 26 June 2012

Academic Editor: Zia Agha

Copyright © 2012 Malek Tabbara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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The questionnaire included questions about patients demographics, level of education, reason for admission, emergency numbers memorized by the patient, access to a mobile phone, time needed for the patient to be noticed by someone in case of an accident at home, the need for a device to facilitate call for help in case of an emergency and their willingness to buy such a device.

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