Thinking of joining a study?

Register your interest

NCT04378296 | Completed | Skin Diseases

Economic Evaluation in Teledermatology

Antonio Lopez Villegas

Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Antonio Lopez Villegas

Brief Summary:

Introduction: Previous studies confirm that teledermatology allows the generation of a quick response from the specialist's consultation, reduction of unnecessary travels, early diagnosis and priority in the attention to the most urgent cases. Despite these advantages and that teledermatology has experienced exponential growth since its introduction approximately 16 years ago in Spain, in Andalusia, its use is still very limited. The objective of this project will be to carry out an analysis of the quality of life related to health, costs, cost-utility and informal care of teledermatology services in Primary Care compared to conventional monitoring carried out at the Hospital de Poniente. Methodology: A randomized, controlled, unmasked, inter-level clinical trial (Primary Care-Hospital de Poniente) and multicentre (all health centers attached to the Poniente Health District of Almería) will be carried out with a 6-month follow-up. Patients will be assigned to the teledermatology group (experimental) or the conventional monitoring group in the hospital (control). The patients included in the experimental group will be monitored asynchronously. Baseline characteristics, number of visits to the hospital, health-related quality of life, costs, informal care and satisfaction from the perspective of the Andalusian Public Health System and patients and their caregivers will be analyzed. The generic EuroQol-5D questionnaire (EQ-5D) will be administered to assess health-related quality of life and the SKINDEX-29 quality of life dermatological questionnaire. A cost-utility analysis will be performed to assess whether tele-dermatology is cost-effective in terms of additional cost for additional quality-adjusted life years (QALYs).

Condition or disease

Skin Diseases




Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional
Estimated Enrollment : 450 participants
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Economic Evaluation in Dermatology: Teledermatology Versus Conventional Monitoring of Patients in the Hospital
Actual Study Start Date : April 1, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 31, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 30, 2022
Arm Intervention/treatment

Experimental: Teledermatology

The 221 patients who are included in this group will be monitored from the Primary Care centers.

No Intervention: Conventional monitoring

The 221 patients included in this group will have to visit the dermatologist at the hospital.

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria
  • 1. Be over 18 years old.
  • 2. Having any skin disease.
  • 3. Accept to participate in the study.
Exclusion Criteria
  • 1. Non-dermatological disease.
  • 2. Be participating in another study.
  • 3. Refuse to participate in the study.

Economic Evaluation in Teledermatology

Location Details

Please Choose a site

Economic Evaluation in Teledermatology

How to Participate

Want to participate in this study, select a site at your convenience, send yourself email to get contact details and prescreening steps.


Not yet recruiting

Spain, Almeria

Hospital de Poniente

El Ejido, Almeria, Spain, 04700

Not yet recruiting

Spain, Almería

Antonio López-Villegas

El Ejido, Almería, Spain, 04700