• Abstract

    Medical facilities are confronted with grave issues, including a population that is aging and a physician shortage. In an effort to address these issues, telehealth and remote health monitoring systems (RHMS) aim to reduce hospital visits by a small amount. RHMS lessens the workload for primary care patients and enhances inter-unit communication, which lessens the strain on emergency rooms. Due to significant advancements in mobile information transfer and processing of signal technologies, some healthcare researchers have made efforts to employ RHMS in place of hospital visits to provide triage and prioritization for individuals. Prioritization is a strategy for giving people urgent medical care in an attempt to save their lives, while clinical examination determines the severity of a sickness or damage. To emphasize the disadvantages of the present patient screening and prioritization system over the telehealth environment, a crucial inquiry is needed. Based on two crucial axes, an in-depth examination of patient prioritization and medical crisis assessment in a videoconferencing setting was provided in this research. First, a collection, analysis, and classification of earlier research on triage of patients and prioritization in this kind of setting was done. Second, a variety of priorities and standards, as well as various approaches and procedures for prioritization, were provided and examined. The subsequent outcomes were attained: The shortcomings and issues with the current patient prioritization and assessment methods were highlighted. The assessment and priority for individuals who have cardiac conditions were not presented. In the years to come, a structure based on the theory of evidence, as well as the incorporation of a multiple-layer analytical hierarchy approach and method for ranking preference due to resemblance to perfect solutions, can be used to prioritize the care of several patients with ongoing cardiovascular disease by triaging them based on various emergencies dimensions.

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Patel, G. M., Sharma, U., Gupta, S. K., & Mohanan, M. (2024). Examining medical urgent and patient precedence within the telemedicine landscape with its infrastructure and policies: A comprehensive review. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 6, 2023ss017. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2023ss017
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