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

Callisaya, ML ORCID: 0000-0003-2122-1622 and Khushu, A 2021 , 'Rapid implementation of telehealth in geriatric outpatient clinics due to COVID-19' , Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 51, no. 7 , pp. 1151-1155 , doi: 10.1111/imj.15306.

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Abstract

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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Callisaya, ML and Khushu, A
Keywords: coronavirus, geriatrics, older people, telehealth
Journal or Publication Title: Internal Medicine Journal
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Asia
ISSN: 1444-0903
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/imj.15306
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© 2021 Royal Australasian College of Physicians

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