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Telepsychiatry services in Finland

@inproceedings{Lehti2015TelepsychiatrySI,
  title={Telepsychiatry services in Finland},
  author={J. Lehti},
  year={2015}
}
Telepsychiatry is a novel way to treat patients living in remote areas. This article reviews the annual statistics of a private telepsychiatry clinic in Finland. Between 7 th February 2014 and 12 th February 2015 the clinic had 43 customers and there were 185 service encounters. The majority of the clients (63%) preferred telephone calls as the most important channel to carry out the encounter, 21% preferred videoconferences and 16% wanted to interact mainly via e-mails or chat. The most common… Expand

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