The emergence of telehealth in orthotic services across the United Kingdom
KeywordTelemedicine; Orthotic services; COVID-19; Service evaluation; Waiting times; Impact; Survey
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AbstractThe COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on orthotic service provision in the UK; with face to face appointments largely reserved for urgent patients and in-patients, and services going through stages of re-opening to routine patients. Most orthotic services have adopted telehealth appointments to ensure patients could still access orthotic treatment. For this new mode of treatment provision to be effective orthotists must have access to appropriate technology and training on how to use telehealth platforms, provided with appropriate guidance on which patients are appropriate for telehealth consultations, and given appropriate appointment times to enable safe and effective care.
CitationEddison E, Healy A, Calvert S, Chockalingam N. "The emergence of telehealth in orthotic services across the United Kingdom". 18th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics Virtual Conference,1st-4th November 2021.
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