Autumn Allen

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Although there are increasing numbers of telemedicine programmes in the USA, few have offered teleoncology services, so that the role of telemedicine in the practice of clinical oncology has yet to be fully defined. Telemedicine has been used successfully for direct patient care in Kansas. It is also a method of providing supportive care for the cancer(More)
To determine what percentage of traditional home health nursing visits could be done by telemedicine, we carried out a retrospective review of nursing charts (clinical records). Data of two types were recorded. The objective data, which were abstracted from the records, included demographic information, patient assessments, teaching activities and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess levels of satisfaction among rural cancer patients being seen for clinic visits by their remote university-based oncologist, using interactive videoconferencing (IAVC). METHODS A 12-item survey instrument assessing satisfaction with the patient-physician clinical interaction was administered to 39 cancer patients who were seen using(More)
Costs were monitored for three different types of oncology practice: a telemedicine clinic and a fly-in outreach clinic, both held in rural areas, and a traditional clinic held in a city hospital. Total expenses were calculated over the year May 1995 to April 1996. The average cost per telemedicine visit was $812. The average cost per outreach clinic visit(More)
During the winter of 1993, medical oncologists from an urban, university-based hospital provided oncology care to rural patients using interactive video clinics (tele-oncology). In order to assess physician satisfaction with this form of outreach, surveys were performed after the video encounters, as well as after a limited number of subsequent clinical(More)
There are about 1.5 million home patients who receive home health care (nurses visiting patients in their homes) in the US each year. In a significant proportion of these visits, hands-on care is not needed. Rather, the nurse needs to verify compliance with medication regimes, assess mental or emotional status, or check blood sugar levels, blood pressure(More)
Introduction This paper outlines an approach to race, racism, and their intersection with cancer and other health outcomes that share common risk factors with cancer. In 2003, it is estimated that 132,700 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among AfricanAmericans, and 63,100 deaths will be recorded (1). Cigarette smoking is more common among(More)
The costs of providing oncology services in three different ways were measured. Services were provided to a peripheral hospital by: conventional clinics, in which the oncologist worked at the hospital concerned; outreach clinics, in which an oncologist was flown in periodically from a central hospital; telemedicine clinics, in which the oncologist at the(More)