Telepsychiatric consultation as a training and workforce development strategy for rural primary care


  • Abstract

    There is a shortage of rural primary care personnel with expertise in team care for patients with common mental disorders. Building the workforce for this population is a national priority. We investigated the feasibility of regular systematic case reviews through telepsychiatric consultation, within collaborative care for depression, as a continuous training and workforce development strategy in rural clinics.


  • Authors:

    Al Achkar M, Bennett IM, Chwastiak L, Hoeft T, Normoyle T, Vredevoogd M, Patterson DG

  • Journal/Publisher:

    Ann Fam Med

  • Edition:

    Sep 2020. 18(5):438-445

  • Link to Article

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  • Citation:

    Al Achkar M, Bennett IM, Chwastiak L, Hoeft T, Normoyle T, Vredevoogd M, Patterson DG. Telepsychiatric consultation as a training and workforce development strategy for rural primary care. Ann Fam Med. 2020 Sep;18(5):438-445. doi: 10.1370/afm.2561.

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