Telehealth for nursing homes: The utilization of specialist services for residential care

Gray, Leonard C., Edirippulige, Sisira, Smith, Anthony C., Beattie, Elizabeth, Theodoros, Deborah, Russell, Trevor and Martin-Kahn, Melinda (2012) Telehealth for nursing homes: The utilization of specialist services for residential care. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 18 3: 142-146. doi:10.1258/jtt.2012.SFT105


Author Gray, Leonard C.
Edirippulige, Sisira
Smith, Anthony C.
Beattie, Elizabeth
Theodoros, Deborah
Russell, Trevor
Martin-Kahn, Melinda
Title Telehealth for nursing homes: The utilization of specialist services for residential care
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
1758-1109
Publication date 2012-04-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/jtt.2012.SFT105
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 142
End page 146
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Language eng
Subject 2718 Health Informatics
Abstract Specialist care consultations were identified by two research nurses using documentation in patient records, appointment diaries, electronic billing services and on-site observations at a 441-bed long term care facility. Over a six-month period there were 3333 consultations (a rate of 1511 consultations per year per 100 beds). Most consultations were for general practice (n = 2589, 78%); these consultations were mainly on site (99%), with only 27 taking place off site. There were 744 consultations for specialities other than general practice. A total of 146 events related to an emergency or unplanned hospital admission. The remaining medical consultations (n = 598, 18%) related to 23 medical specialities. The largest number of consultations were for surgery (n = 106), podiatry (n = 100), nursing services including wound care (n = 74), imaging (n = 41) and ophthalmology (n = 40). Many services which are currently being provided on site to metropolitan long-term care facilities could be provided by telehealth in both urban and rural facilities.
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Specialist care consultations were identified by two research nurses using documentation in patient records, appointment diaries, electronic billing services and on-site observations at a 441-bed long term care facility. Over a six-month period there were 3333 consultations (a rate of 1511 consultations per year per 100 beds). Most consultations were for general practice (n = 2589, 78%); these consultations were mainly on site (99%), with only 27 taking place off site. There were 744 consultations for specialities other than general practice. A total of 146 events related to an emergency or unplanned hospital admission. The remaining medical consultations (n = 598, 18%) related to 23 medical specialities. The largest number of consultations were for surgery (n = 106), podiatry (n = 100), nursing services including wound care (n = 74), imaging (n = 41) and ophthalmology (n = 40). Many services which are currently being provided on site to metropolitan long-term care facilities could be provided by telehealth in both urban and rural facilities.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Health Care Sciences & Services
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES & SERVICES
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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