Integrating interactive television-based psychiatric consultation into an urban community mental health service

Citation
P. Mclaren et al., Integrating interactive television-based psychiatric consultation into an urban community mental health service, J TELEMED T, 5, 1999, pp. 100-102
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Health Care Sciences & Services
Journal title
JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE
ISSN journal
1357-633X → ACNP
Volume
5
Year of publication
1999
Supplement
1
Pages
100 - 102
Database
ISI
SICI code
1357-633X(1999)5:<100:IITPCI>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
We conducted a pilot study of urban telepsychiatry employing interactive te levision (IATV) over ISDN links for psychiatric consultation to support a p rimary-care mental health team. During the six months of the pilot phase, 3 0 consultations were arranged by the general practitioners for 14 different patients. Of these, 24 were completed by IATV and one by telephone when th e IATV link failed. The system was used to manage patients with complex pro blems, many of whom were difficult to engage in standard services. The resu lts showed high levels of user acceptance. Various problems for the further implementation of such systems were also identified.