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Telemedicine: revolutionising healthcare for seafarers

Every year, medical emergencies force one in five ships to divert from their course, at an average cost of $180,000 per diversion. A 2013 study found that at least 20% of the cases aren’t critical and could easily be avoided by using modern on-board telemedical assistance. So what is the current state of telemedical equipment in shipping today, and could an upgrade turn in a healthy profit for the industry? Lee el resto de esta entrada