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Table 3 Perceived benefits of INTERMED services

From: A feasibility study for the provision of electronic healthcare tools and services in areas of Greece, Cyprus and Italy

Scenario Type of users
  Physicians Paramedics "At risk" citizens/carers
  - Good alternative for avoiding frequent visits to the hospital.   - Increased sense of security.
Home care - Long-term appreciation of patient's situation.   - Avoidance of unnecessary visits to the hospital.
  - Useful in cases of emergency.   
  - Sense of "team" work.   
Rural health center - Time savings from patients' transportation to large hospitals.   
  - Treatment of larger number of patients.   
  - Better alternative than not seeing patient at all. - Improvement of treatment.  
Ambulance/emergency   - Increased sense of security.  
Navigation ship - Better alternative than not monitoring/seeing patient at all. - Improvement of treatment.
- Increased sense of security.