Telepsychiatry: 'Tele' yes, but what about the 'psychiatry'?

Michael F. Baigent, Chris J. Lloyd, Steve J. Kavanagh, David I. Ben-Tovim, Peter Mackinlay Yellowlees, Ross S. Kalucy, Malcolm J. Bond

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Abstract

To investigate what is lost or gained in a psychiatric evaluation when it takes place via telepsychiatry we compared the inter-rater reliability between two psychiatrists interviewing 63 subjects in an observer/interviewer split configuration in telepsychiatry and same-room settings. The measures used were the BPRS and interviewer ratings from a semi-structured interview. Patients also rated their experience. There were some clear differences between the telepsychiatry and same-room evaluations. Despite these variations, diagnoses were as reliably made by telepsychiatry. Patient acceptance of telepsychiatry was high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Volume3
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Informatics

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    Baigent, M. F., Lloyd, C. J., Kavanagh, S. J., Ben-Tovim, D. I., Yellowlees, P. M., Kalucy, R. S., & Bond, M. J. (1997). Telepsychiatry: 'Tele' yes, but what about the 'psychiatry'? Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 3(SUPPL. 1), 3-5.