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Setting up a telepsychiatry service

  • Roland M. Jones (a1), Sarah Leonard (a2) and Luke Birmingham (a3)
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Telepsychiatry is the delivery of healthcare and the exchange of healthcare information for purposes of providing psychiatric services across distances (Yellowlees et al, 2003). In practice, this most often means an interaction between a patient and clinician who are in different sites, through the use of transmitted live sound and video images. The term telepsychiatry was first used by Dwyer in 1973 who described the use of closed-circuit television at Massachusetts General Hospital for consultations between psychiatrists and patients. However, telemedicine was pioneered at the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute nearly 20 years earlier (Wittson & Dutton, 1956).

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Setting up a telepsychiatry service

  • Roland M. Jones (a1), Sarah Leonard (a2) and Luke Birmingham (a3)
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