IAI SPECIAL EDITION: Effectiveness of telemedicine use to improve patient outcome in cancer patients: A narrative review


  • Angela Judhia Arkandhi Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Woro Harjaningsih Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia




Cancer, Patient outcome, Telemedicine


Background: Cancer as a chronic disease requires special attention and intensive care to all aspects of treatment. Besides, in a crisis like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine is beneficial for healthcare, including patient care in cancer.     

Objective: This review aims to explore the different types of telemedicine interventions that effectively improve patient outcomes and describe their effectiveness in improving these outcomes.    

Method: This study was a narrative review with articles retrieved from PubMed and Scopus databases according to inclusion and exclusion criteria.      

Result: A total of 26 articles was analysed in this study. The most effective form of telemedicine was mHealth, followed by web or internet-based, with the majority of activities replaced by telemedicine being monitored and followed up.    

Conclusion: Telemedicine is effective in improving cancer patient outcomes. This study can be considered for telemedicine implementation in Indonesia.

Author Biographies

Angela Judhia Arkandhi, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy

Woro Harjaningsih, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Faculty of Pharmacy


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How to Cite

Arkandhi, A. J. ., & Harjaningsih, W. . (2022). IAI SPECIAL EDITION: Effectiveness of telemedicine use to improve patient outcome in cancer patients: A narrative review. Pharmacy Education, 22(2), p. 248–253. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.222.248253



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