Private metropolitan telepsychiatry in Australia during Covid-19: current practice and future developments

Date

2020

Authors

Looi, Jeffrey
Pring, William

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Sage Publications Inc

Abstract

Objective: This paper discusses issues arising from the rapid implementation of metropolitan telepsychiatry in private practice during the Covid-19 public health emergency. Conclusions: The relatively rapid uptake of private practice metropolitan telepsychiatry may further increase flexibility of the options for appointments through ongoing broad telepsychiatry access after the Covid-19 crisis. Telepsychiatry can be used to facilitate the temporary provision of psychiatric care, and has benefits and risks, but is not a longer-term replacement for the interpersonal richness of face-to-face consultations.

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telehealth, telepsychiatry, private practice, Covid-19, psychiatrist

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Source

Australasian Psychiatry

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1177/1039856220930675

Restricted until

2099-12-31