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Table 1 Costs excluded and reason for exclusion

From: A cost savings analysis of asynchronous teledermatology compared to face-to-face dermatology in Catalonia

Costs Reason for exclusion
Technical costs No significant added costsa
Building maintenance No significant added costsa
Electricity, heating No significant added costsa
Medical insurance No significant added costsa
Telephone calls No significant added costs
Training costs No significant added costs
Time of patient companions Very difficult to quantify through secondary data
  1. aTeledermatology represents 1.4% of the total activity of the hospital [17]