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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

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