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Rapid implementation of telehealth in geriatric outpatient clinics due to COVID-19


Callisaya, ML and Khushu, A, Rapid implementation of telehealth in geriatric outpatient clinics due to COVID-19, Internal Medicine Journal, 51, (7) pp. 1151-1155. ISSN 1444-0903 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/imj.15306


The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the rapid implementation of telehealth. However, little is known about its suitability for the older population. We evaluated the use of telehealth in geriatric outpatient clinics. Half of the appointments needed to be re-scheduled due to language barrier, poor connection, hard of hearing and inability to perform assessments. Advantages included time efficiency and ability to visualise the home. Preference for the future was initial appointments as face-face, but reviews as either telehealth or face-face.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:coronavirus, geriatrics, older people, telehealth
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Geriatrics and gerontology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Health related to ageing
UTAS Author:Callisaya, ML (Dr Michele Callisaya)
ID Code:145534
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2021-07-26
Last Modified:2021-07-26

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