An empirical chart analysis of the suitability of telemedicine for hospice visits.

  title={An empirical chart analysis of the suitability of telemedicine for hospice visits.},
  author={Gary Doolittle and Pamela Whitten and Michael S. McCartney and David Cook and Niaman Nazir},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  volume={11 1},
Telehospice (TH) utilizes telemedicine technology to provide care at the end of life. A bistate project was launched in 1998 to study the use of home-based telemedicine for routine hospice care. Videophones were deployed for telenursing visits and evaluations by social workers. In order to determine what proportion of home hospice visits could be performed using currently available telemedicine technology, we reviewed clinical records retrospectively for hospice nurse home visits. Clinical… CONTINUE READING


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