Are teleoncology models merely about avoiding long distance travel?

Sabesan, Sabe, and Kelly, Jenny (2014) Are teleoncology models merely about avoiding long distance travel? European Journal of Cancer Care, 23 (6). pp. 745-749.

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Abstract

Teleoncology models are used increasingly throughout the world as a means to provide access to quality cancer care for people in rural, remote and other disadvantaged settings. Some authors have suggested that teleoncology is merely about avoiding long distance travel. In this commentary we argue that the benefits of teleoncology extend beyond those of the patients and their families to the rural health system and beyond. We draw upon the literature and results of an evaluation of the Townsville Teleoncology Network (TTN) in North Queensland, Australia to support our arguments.

Item ID: 35106
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1365-2354
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 23:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 100%
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