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Table 1 Outpatient visits and telemedicine consultations in the period 2009-2013 in the four health regions in Norway

From: Adoption of routine telemedicine in Norwegian hospitals: progress over 5 years

Health region Centrality (0-20)a Population (0-10)a Outpatient visits (2009) Outpatient visits (2010) Outpatient visits (2011) Outpatient visits (2012) Outpatient visits (2013) Telemedicine consultations (2009) Telemedicine consultations (2010) Telemedicine consultations (2011) Telemedicine consultations (2012) Telemedicine consultations (2013)
Western Norway 10 0.80 879,911 930,840 947,303 994,769 1,027,463 240 (0.03 %) 246 (0.03 %) 821 (0.09 %) 1586 (0.16 %) 1686 (0.16 %)
Central Norway 11 0.50 695,162 724,617 763,467 784,757 804,753 448 (0.06 %) 23 (0.00 %) 1 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 32 (0.00 %)
Northern Norway 4 0.20 470,078 484,151 502,839 515,029 514,316 1739 (0.37 %) 876 (0.18 %) 986 (0.20 %) 955 (0.19 %) 991 (0.19 %)
South-Eastern Norway 14 1.30 2,573,532 2,625,076 2,711,593 2,783,087 2,819,054 318 (0.01 %) 41 (0.00 %) 19 (0.00 %) 159 (0.01 %) 170 (0.01 %)
Total 12 0.6 4,618,683 4,764,684 4,925,202 5,077,642 5,165,586 2745 (0.06 %) 1186 (0.02 %) 1827 (0.04 %) 2700 (0.05 %) 2879 (0.06 %)
  1. aValues are expressed as median
  2. Values in brackets (%) represent the percentage of telemedicine consultations compared to the number of outpatient visits, by year