Telepsychiatry appointments in a continuing care setting: kept, cancelled and no-shows.

@article{Leigh2009TelepsychiatryAI,
  title={Telepsychiatry appointments in a continuing care setting: kept, cancelled and no-shows.},
  author={Hoyle Leigh and Herbert Cruz and Ronna R. Mallios},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={286-9}
}
We reviewed the appointment data for a psychiatry service in California that provided consultations and also therapy through telepsychiatry. Over an 18-month period, there were 7523 telepsychiatry appointments and 115,148 conventional (face-to-face) appointments. A higher proportion of the telepsychiatry appointments was kept (92% telepsychiatry vs. 87% non-telepsychiatry). Also, telepsychiatry appointments were significantly less likely to be cancelled by patients (3.5% vs. 4.8%) and… CONTINUE READING

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