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Table 3 Outpatient visits and telemedicine consultations in the period 2009-2013 in the different clinical specialties

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

Clinical specialty Activity 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)
Neurosurgery Small 14,701 16,858 19,144 20,401 21,037 803 (5.46 %) 384 (2.28 %) 469 (2.45 %) 274 (1.34 %) 469 (2.23 %)
Rehabilitation High 162,434 174,216 194,161 203,567 198,229 389 (0.24 %) 162 (0.09 %) 789 (0.41 %) 1719 (0.84 %) 1853 (0.93 %)
Eye diseases High 228,680 266,363 287,130 301,316 311,324 154 (0.07 %) 137 (0.05 %) 231 (0.08 %) 229 (0.08 %) 291 (0.09 %)
Endocrinology Medium 108,866 117,577 119,423 125,502 130,146 16 (0.01 %) 2 (0.00 %) 5 (0.00 %) 23 (0.02 %) 26 (0.02 %)
Cardiovascular diseases High 222,183 228,739 249,516 260,106 263,619 152 (0.07 %) 58 (0.03 %) 51 (0.02 %) 30 (0.01 %) 42 (0.02 %)
Obstetrics High 482,661 502,400 513,143 508,829 510,189 102 (0.02 %) 18 (0.00 %) 14 (0.00 %) 87 (0.02 %) 71 (0.01 %)
Digestive diseases Medium 122,480 142,525 162,385 174,526 175,016 23 (0.02 %) 1 (0.00 %) 11 (0.01 %) 31 (0.02 %) 23 (0.01 %)
Pulmonary diseases Medium 100,842 112,729 118,963 121,942 124,625 16 (0.02 %) 4 (0.00 %) 20 (0.02 %) 16 (0.01 %) 16 (0.01 %)
Plastic surgery Medium 52,588 55,257 59,980 56,998 63,413 0 (0.00 %) 1 (0.00 %) 3 (0.01 %) 0 (0.00 %) 7 (0.01 %)
Kidney diseases Medium 53,312 52,288 54,164 57,058 58,516 12 (0.02 %) 3 (0.01 %) 3 (0.01 %) 11 (0.02 %) 6 (0.01 %)
Urology Medium 135,833 148,557 160,630 166,324 170,295 49 (0.04 %) 9 (0.01 %) 17 (0.01 %) 32 (0.02 %) 15 (0.01 %)
Neurology Medium 143,640 150,588 184,850 170,295 170,908 369 (0.26 %) 12 (0.01 %) 20 (0.01 %) 32 (0.02 %) 12 (0.01 %)
General surgery Medium 166,569 146,575 133,809 128,941 120,954 35 (0.02 %) 10 (0.01 %) 7 (0.01 %) 16 (0.01 %) 4 (0.00 %)
Children’s diseases High 212,285 215,727 198,207 219,036 218,822 120 (0.06 %) 25 (0.01 %) 5 (0.00 %) 11 (0.01 %) 7 (0.00 %)
Orthopaedic surgery High 647,839 708,595 739,050 744,014 782,384 60 (0.01 %) 72 (0.01 %) 76 (0.01 %) 139 (0.02 %) 23 (0.00 %)
Oncology and radiotherapy High 94,416 196,456 206,934 229,263 239,773 71 (0.08 %) 9 (0.00 %) 2 (0.00 %) 6 (0.00 %) 7 (0.00 %)
Skin and venereal diseases High 197,707 204,552 189,415 222,658 216,227 220 (0.11 %) 239 (0.12 %) 93 (0.05 %) 9 (0.00 %) 5 (0.00 %)
Gastroenterological surgery Medium 114,129 123,111 126,741 130,506 141,967 9 (0.01 %) 4 (0.00 %) 1 (0.00 %) 25 (0.02 %) 2 (0.00 %)
Anaesthesiology Small 41,515 44,411 36,567 47,811 47,342 2 (0.00 %) 3 (0.01 %) 1 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Haematology Medium 61,811 75,488 84,666 91,659 94,146 14 (0.02 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Cardiovascular surgery Medium 43,410 47,502 53,060 54,176 53,752 1 (0.00 %) 1 (0.00 %) 3 (0.01 %) 4 (0.01 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Ear, nose and throat diseases High 324,964 333,776 353,326 356,885 365,251 15 (0.00 %) 9 (0.00 %) 3 (0.00 %) 2 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
General internal medicine Medium 68,642 65,136 61,923 53,627 55,204 29 (0.04 %) 2 (0.00 %) 1 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Geriatrics Small 16,338 16,931 18,427 19,370 18,797 10 (0.06 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 2 (0.01 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Infectious diseases Small 28,603 31,889 34,297 38,322 39,646 1 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 1 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Maxillofacial and mouth disease Small 29,634 27,554 26,746 28,005 29,006 10 (0.03 %) 2 (0.01 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Other clinical specialities High 622,864 410,120 367,172 365,899 358,590 61 (0.01 %) 18 (0.00 %) 2 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Pregnancy/parathyroid surgery Small 2171 9883 15,717 17,186 21,182 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Rheumatology Medium 117,566 138,881 155,656 163,420 165,226 2 (0.00 %) 1 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %) 1 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Total   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. Values in brackets (%) represent the percentage of telemedicine consultations compared to the number of outpatient visits, by year and clinical specialty