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Table 3 Summary of stakeholder opinion on telemedicine trade between the UK and India

From: How is Telemedicine perceived? A qualitative study of perspectives from the UK and India

  UK India
Current activities Currently importing telemedicine services Currently exporting telemedicine services
Prospects for telemedicine trade Good Good, but with the UK in the short-term
Sectors Diagnostic services, tele-care Mainly diagnostic services
Advantages Lower costs of health care
Increased efficiency
Higher revenues
Improve health system
Boost country image
Barriers Quality
Malpractice
Public acceptance
Data safety
Regulation
Impact on local health care
Protectionism
Policy solutions Change in mentality Government involvement
Bi-lateral agreement