Consultations in Psychiatry Through Videoconference
Online consulatations through videoconference in the field of psychiatry given to general practitioners will reduce costs of medical treatment and improve service.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Consultations in Psychiatry Given to GP's Through Videoconference|
- Expenditures on medications
- No. of visits
- Loss of work days
- Expenditure on lab tests
- No. of consultations
|Study Start Date:||November 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2007|
CLINICAL STATE, SATISFACTION AND COST EFFECTIVENESS WILL BE CHECKED DURING 1 YEAR OF ONLINE VIDEO CONFERENCE CONSULTATION TO GENERAL PRACTITIONERS. BPRS, HAMILTON ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND CGI SCALES WILL BE COMPLETED.COSTS OF MEDICATIONS, NUMBER OF VISITS, LAB AND OTHER EXAMINATIONS, HOSPITALIZATIONS, MISSING WORKING DAYS WILL BE EVALUATED.
|Regional clinic of General Health Services|
|Study Director:||Ilan Modai, MD, MHA||Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel|