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Can telepsychiatry replace in-person psychiatric assessments? A review and meta-analysis of comparison studies

HYLER, S E
GANGURE, D P
BATCHELDER, S T
2005

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published between 1956 and 2002 included 14 studies comparing telepsychiatry with in-person psychiatry and high versus low bandwidth telepsychiatry. The study suggested no difference between telepsychiatry and in person psychiatry in terms of accuracy or satisfaction although anecdotal evidence suggested higher bandwidth was slightly superior for assessments requiring detailed observation of subjects. Authors expected telepsychiatry to replace in person in certain research and clinical situations

Mental health services in Kosovo

BOLDERSON, Helen
SIMPSON, Karen
2004

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(From introduction) This report gives the findings of a project undertaken by the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, to provide information about mental health provisions currently available in Kosovo. It seeks to describe the nature, scope and availability of these services and to establish how, and by whom, they can be accessed. The project was set up to be of practical use. Its purpose is to contribute to the quality of the decisions made, by individuals or public authorities, about the future of Kosovans currently living in exile in the United Kingdom (UK)

Planning and budgeting to deliver services for mental health : mental health policy and service guidance package

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

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The purpose of this module is to set out a clear and rational model for assessing the needs of local populations for mental health care and for planning services accordingly. The module aims to provide countries with a set of planning and budgeting tools that can assist with the delivery of mental health services in local areas. It presents a pragmatic approach to service planning, making use of the best available information and taking account of the views of all relevant stakeholders

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