Factors to consider when starting up a videoconference medical oncology outreach clinic

Sabesan, Sabe, Van Houts, Barbara, and Parkinson, Cathy (2010) Factors to consider when starting up a videoconference medical oncology outreach clinic. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 18 (2). pp. 89-90.

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Abstract

Cancer patients from small regional and rural towns often travel long distances for short consultations with specialists, for investigations and for chemotherapy. Low numbers of patients in each location mean specialist visits to the towns are not an effective method of service delivery, and many specialists are reluctant to supervise chemotherapy via telephone.

Medical oncologists at The Townsville Hospital have demonstrated that using videoconferencing for their clinics can be a successful alternative. They have been conducting clinics and supervising chemotherapy effectively for Mt Isa cancer patients using this technology for over three years.

Item ID: 10710
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1440-1584
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2010 22:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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