Pattern of utilisation of telepsychiatry services for geriatric consumers residing in rural and remote South Australia

Pattern of utilisation of telepsychiatry services for geriatric consumers residing in rural and remote South Australia Conference Paper

12th National Rural Health Conference: Strong Commitment Bright Future

  • Author(s): Pallavi Dham, Elaine Skinner, Neeraj Gupta, Jacob Alexander
  • Published: 2013

Abstract: Aim: Since the establishment of an independent Older Persons Mental Health Service (OPMHS) in 2010 within the Country Mental Health Services in South Australia, there has been a surge in the demand for telepsychiatry consultations. This study looks closely at the changes in patterns of utilisation over the years to better inform service growth and optimise delivery. Objective: - Describe utilisation patterns of telepsychiatry use by people above the age of 65 years over a two year period from January 2010 to December 2011 - Describe demographic details, co-morbid medical conditions, diagnosis and treatment recommendations of these patient cohorts - Postulate reasons for changes in utilisation with recommendations for the future development of a nascent service.

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Pallavi Dham, Elaine Skinner, Neeraj Gupta, Jacob Alexander, 2013, Pattern of utilisation of telepsychiatry services for geriatric consumers residing in rural and remote South Australia, Conference Paper, viewed 16 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3110.

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