Responding to mental health emergencies: Implementation of an innovative telehealth service in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia

Emily Saurman, David Perkins, Russell Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Martyn Patfield, David Lyle

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Abstract

Mental health is a national priority in Australia, and the need is greatest where access to specialist care is poorest, in the rural and remote regions of the nation. The Mental Health Emergency Care-Rural Access Project (MHEC) was developed to provide 24-hour access to mental health specialists in rural and remote New South Wales using video conferencing equipment. Method: An evaluation of the service activity of MHEC using a concurrent mixed methods approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-459
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Emergency Nursing
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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