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Safety of telehealth and digital health services is being neglected, says WHO Europe

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 05 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2040
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Since the covid pandemic most countries in Europe (44) now have a national digital health strategy, but only a third (19) have outlined how new digital initiatives will be evaluated to ensure that they are safe and effective, a report from the World Health Organization Europe has found.1

The report, launched at a two day gathering co-hosted by the Portuguese Ministry of Health in Porto, Portugal, found that while …

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