Cost evaluation of a telepsychiatry service in northern Queensland.

  title={Cost evaluation of a telepsychiatry service in northern Queensland.},
  author={Pat Trott and Ilse Blignault},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  volume={4 Suppl 1},
We conducted a simple comparison of the costs associated with delivering a mental health service by telepsychiatry and by conventional methods. The telepsychiatry rural outreach service was delivered to a mining town 900 km from the regional hospital in Townsville. When the telemedicine service was well established, 40 cases a month were seen for general adult psychiatry, four for child and adolescent mental health, four for psychology and two for forensic services. Costs and quality-of-life… CONTINUE READING

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