A telepsychiatry model to support psychiatric outreach in the public sector in South Africa.

@article{Chipps2012ATM,
  title={A telepsychiatry model to support psychiatric outreach in the public sector in South Africa.},
  author={Jennifer Chipps and Suvira Ramlall and Maurice Mars},
  journal={African journal of psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={264-70}
}
The access of rural Mental Health Care Users in South Africa to specialist psychiatrists and quality mental health care is currently sub-optimal. Health professionals and planners working in psychiatry lack a well-defined and feasible outreach model to facilitate the delivery of services to remote and rural areas. In response to this challenge, a three-year action research telepsychiatry study was undertaken by the Departments of Psychiatry and TeleHealth at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, to… CONTINUE READING