Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/161716
Title: Video consultations in primary and specialist care during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Authors: Car, Josip 
Koh, Gerald Choon-Huat
Foong, Pin Sym
Wang, C. Jason
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Car, J., Koh, G. C., Foong, P. S. & Wang, C. J. (2020). Video consultations in primary and specialist care during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond. BMJ, 371, m3945-. https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3945
Journal: BMJ
Abstract: Even before the covid-19 pandemic, virtual consultations (also called telemedicine consultations) were on the rise, with many healthcare systems advocating a digital-first approach.1 -7 At the start of the pandemic, many GPs and specialists turned to video consultations to reduce patient flow through healthcare facilities and limit infectious exposures.8 -16 Video and telephone consultations also enable clinicians who are well but have to self-isolate, or who fall into high risk groups and require shielding, to continue providing medical care.17 -19 The scope for video consultations for long term conditions is wide and includes management of diabetes, hypertension, asthma, stroke, psychiatric illnesses, cancers, and chronic pain.20 -22 Video consultations can also be used for triage and management of a wide range of acute conditions, including, for example, emergency eye care triage.23 -25 This practice pointer summarises the evidence on the use of video consultations in healthcare and offers practical recommendations for video consulting in primary care and outpatient settings.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/161716
ISSN: 1759-2151
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m3945
Schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
Rights: © 2020 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
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