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[This chapter summarizes some of the important elements of the health care system in Canada and the U.S. and is not intended to be comprehensive. Rather, the intent is to familiarize readers with the main structure and funding of health care in these two countries. The latter part of the chapter...
[There is a wide variety of technologies to measure human physiological variables and this is the subject of several books. This chapter provides an overview of common measurements performed on the human body and describes the types of sensors used to measure these physical quantities such as...
[In this chapter, we examine the safety of patients and staff in health care institutions, more specifically electrical safety and hazards created by electromagnetic interference (EMI). The question of liability is discussed as well as how to minimize exposure. The last part of the chapter...
[This chapter begins with definitions of telemedicine, telehealth, and telecare, followed by a discussion on drivers of this technology, benefits and limitations, examples of clinical applications, and a brief description of the technology used.]
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