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dc.contributor.authorBurns, Clare L
dc.contributor.authorWard, Elizabeth C
dc.contributor.authorHill, Anne J
dc.contributor.authorKularatna, Sanjeewa
dc.contributor.authorByrnes, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Lizbeth M
dc.description.abstractBackground: The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of a new speech pathology telepractice service supporting the swallowing and communication management of patients with head and neck cancer. Methods: A multicenter randomized controlled trial was conducted within a large public cancer service. Referrals from speech pathologists at 3 regional sites (spoke sites) were managed by a specialist clinician from a cancer center (hub site) either via standard care (phone/email support/appointments at the hub site) or a newly established telepractice service (online consultation between the hub site and spoke site). Results: Eighty-two referrals (39 for standard care and 43 for telepractice care) were managed. Service efficiency favoring the telepractice model was reported with a significant reduction in the number (p = .004) and duration (p = .024) of contact events required to manage the referrals. Higher consumer and clinician satisfaction was also reported for the telepractice service. Conclusion: A speech pathology telepractice service benefits both the patient and health provider through higher service efficiency and treatment satisfaction.
dc.publisherWiley Online
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHead and Neck
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth economics
dc.titleRandomized controlled trial of a multisite speech pathology telepractice service providing swallowing and communication intervention to patients with head and neck cancer: Evaluation of service outcomes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorKularatna, Sanjeewa M.
gro.griffith.authorByrnes, Joshua M.

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