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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.date.accessioned2017-07-28T05:21:13Z
dc.date.available2017-07-28T05:21:13Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1043-3074
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/hed.24706
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/342799
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.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley Online
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom932
dc.relation.ispartofpageto939
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHead and Neck
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380108
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
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKularatna, Sanjeewa M.
gro.griffith.authorByrnes, Joshua M.


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