Ambulatory Care Facilities

Do "Virtual" and "Outpatient" Public Health Tuberculosis Clinics Perform Equally Well? A Program-Wide Evaluation in Alberta, Canada.

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Dec 24, 2015

BACKGROUND: Meeting the challenge of tuberculosis (TB) elimination will require adopting new models of delivering patient-centered care customized to diverse settings and contexts.

The burden of attending a pediatric surgical clinic and family preferences toward telemedicine.

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Oct 19, 2015

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Indirect expenses for accessing health care may place significant fiscal strain on Canadian families. Telemedicine alternatives, using email, telephone, and video conferencing, can mitigate such financial burdens by reducing travel and related costs.

Comparative and cost effectiveness of telemedicine versus telephone counseling for smoking cessation.

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May 09, 2015

BACKGROUND: In rural America, cigarette smoking is prevalent and health care providers lack the time and resources to help smokers quit. Telephone quitlines are important avenues for cessation services in rural areas, but they are poorly integrated with local health care resources.

Telemedicine-based collaborative care for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized clinical trial.

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Jan 08, 2015

IMPORTANCE: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent, persistent, and disabling. Although psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy have proven efficacious in randomized clinical trials, geographic barriers impede rural veterans from engaging in these evidence-based treatments.

Timelier notification and action with mobile phones-towards malaria elimination in South Africa.

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Apr 28, 2014

BACKGROUND: Surveillance with timely follow-up of diagnosed cases is a key component of the malaria elimination strategy in South Africa. The strategy requires each malaria case to be reported within 24 hours, and a case should be followed up within 48 hours.

Using short message service text reminders to reduce 'did not attend' rates in sexual health and HIV appointment clinics.

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Mar 06, 2014

'Did not attend' and cancellation rates were compared for two 12-month periods before (2009) and after (2012/2013) the introduction of routine short message service text reminders being sent to patients who have pre-booked appointments.

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