Table 2

Comparing the disposal of patients for the 12 months before and after the introduction of a telemedical link between Westminster MTC and the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Total number of patients seen at the MTCNumber of patients using telemedicineNumber referred to GPNumber referred to local A&E
12 months before telemedicine6729 (100%)0802 (11.9%)155 (2.3%)
12 months after telemedicine9972 (100%)51 (0.5%)383 (3.8%)147 (1.5%)