The potential for telemedicine in home nursing.

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dc.contributor.author Wootton, R
dc.contributor.author Loane, M
dc.contributor.author Mair, F
dc.contributor.author Moutray, M
dc.contributor.author Harrison, S
dc.contributor.author Sivananthan, S
dc.contributor.author Allen, A
dc.contributor.author Doolittle, GC
dc.contributor.author McLernan, A
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-27T20:24:24Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-27T20:24:24Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 4(4):214-218 en
dc.identifier.issn 1357-633X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/316
dc.description.abstract We assessed the proportion of home nursing visits that could be replaced by home telenursing in the UK. A retrospective review of nursing notes in the UK was undertaken using an abstraction instrument developed and tested in the US. A total of 1951 episodes of patient care at home were reviewed: 1450 from Liverpool and 501 from Belfast. A total of 1626 (83%) of the episodes involved 'hands-on' interventions. In Belfast two observers estimated that 14% of home nursing visits could be done via telemedicine while in Liverpool two more observers gave an estimate of 16%. Inter-rater agreement was high (kappa = 0.93 for the Belfast observers and 0.79 for the Liverpool observers). Pilot trials of an analogue video-phone in Belfast suggested that even relatively low-quality compressed video might be useful for home nursing. These findings suggest that telemedicine may have a significant role in the delivery of home health care in the UK. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press en
dc.subject Home Care Services/organization & administration en
dc.subject Telemedicine/methods en
dc.title The potential for telemedicine in home nursing. en
dc.type Article en

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