Evaluating the Impact of Telemedicine on Survival Rates for Patients with CKD in Rural Areas

dc.contributor.authorHill, Reagan
dc.contributor.departmentHealthcare Administration
dc.descriptionSpring 2024 Graduate Project/Thesis/Capstone in Healthcare Administration. Student ID redacted.
dc.description.abstractAccording to Domislović et al., (2022), chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the major global health burdens due to the high prevalence and associated risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). CKD disproportionately affects rural areas, where access to specialized care is limited. This study evaluates how telemedicine interventions improve survival rates among rural CKD patients. Telemedicine addresses CKD challenges by enabling remote access to nephrologists and regular monitoring. Through telecommunication technologies, patients receive timely diagnoses and interventions, overcoming geographical barriers. Remote monitoring and teleconsultations empower patients to actively engage in their healthcare, leading to better outcomes and preventing disease progression. By bridging gaps in access to specialized care, telemedicine reduces health disparities in rural areas. Previously underserved patients now have comprehensive CKD management through telehealth platforms. This approach not only improves patient outcomes but also reduces healthcare costs associated with hospitalizations and emergency care. Telemedicine transforms CKD management in rural areas by delivering timely interventions, empowering patients, and mitigating geographical barriers to healthcare access. This research contributes to understanding telemedicine's role in addressing healthcare disparities and enhancing outcomes for rural CKD populations.
dc.description.sponsorshipDr. Cheryl Holden, Executive Director, Associate Professor MHCA 6104: Graduate Project in Healthcare Administration-Faculty Dr. Jim Dockins
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dc.subjectKidneys--Diseases.::Telecommunication in medicine.:: Rural health services--Arkansas.::Healthcare disparities--United States.
dc.titleEvaluating the Impact of Telemedicine on Survival Rates for Patients with CKD in Rural Areas
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