A randomized, controlled trial of child psychiatric assessments conducted using videoconferencing.

@article{Elford2000ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled trial of child psychiatric assessments conducted using videoconferencing.},
  author={R Elford and Hilary White and R Bowering and Ajay Ghandi and B Maddiggan and Kimberly St John and Molly House and James Harnett and Rachel West and A Battcock},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={73-82}
}
We used a PC-based videoconferencing system to conduct child psychiatry assessments. The telecommunications link was six digital lines, giving a total bandwidth of 336 kbit/s. Twenty-three patients (aged 4-16 years), accompanied by their parents, completed two psychiatric assessments, one via videoconferencing and another face to face (FTF). The order of assessments was randomized. Questionnaires were used to record the diagnosis, treatment recommendations and the psychiatrists', patients' and… CONTINUE READING

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