An assessment of routine telepsychiatry services

Simpson J, Doze S, Urness D, Hailey D, Jacobs P
Record ID 32000000014
Authors' objectives: The aim of this report is to describe the results obtained from a routine telepsychiatry service over two years of operation.
Authors' recommendations: Reduced waiting time for an appointment and reduced travel time were major benefits to consumers. There was high satisfaction with the service among general practitioners, consumers and psychiatric consultants in the six centres in central Alberta that participated. The need to consider the use of telepsychiatry for emergency assessment and the need for targeted marketing strategies were identified as areas of concern for communities, consumers and general practitioners. Overall the study confirmed the promising results that had been obtained during the pilot project and pointed to the continued use of this telehealth technology in Alberta.
Authors' methods: Survey
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Mental Disorders
  • Remote Consultation
  • Telemedicine
Organisation Name: Institute of Health Economics
Contact Address: 1200, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 3N4. Tel: +1 780 448 4881; Fax: +1 780 448 0018;
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