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Use of ICT in psychiatry can give:

  • Improved and more equal access to timely outpatient psychiatry services
  • Equal access to specialist evaluation
  • Access to treatment according to best practice
  • Improved capacity in primary care and more rational use of specialist services
  • Shortening of patient trajectories
  • Less travel costs
  • Reduction of psychosocial strain for patients and their families due to less travelling and absence from school, respectively work
  • Optimalized for stepped-care methods where patient and therapist frequently interact by use of videoconference.
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