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Table 1 Characteristics of the studies

From: Telemedicine in pre-hospital care: a review of telemedicine applications in the pre-hospital environment

  Characteristic Number of cases
Study question Accuracy 4
  Feasibility 8
  Treatment delay 3
  Clinical outcome 5
  Cost-effectiveness 1
  Reliability 6
  Others 12
Model of telemedicine Hub-and-spoke 13
  Ambulance to hospital 5
  Others/unspecified 21
Technology Computer based 35
  Smartphone based 4
Study type Randomized control study 2
  Case-control 10
  Observational/descriptive 27
Network type Mobile broadband (GSM) 8
  Wired broadband 31