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Evidence Brief: Video Telehealth for Primary Care and Mental Health Services

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Evidence Brief: Video Telehealth for Primary Care and Mental Health Services

Prepared by:
Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center
Portland VA Health Care System
Portland, OR
Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, MS, Director

Recommended Citation:
Veazie S, Bourne D, Peterson K, Anderson J. Evidence Brief: Video Telehealth for Primary Care and Mental Health Services. VA ESP Project #09-199; 2019.


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Purpose

The purpose of this report is to synthesize the evidence on telehealth (VT) in mental health/primary care.

Scope

This evidence brief will address the following key questions and inclusion criteria:

Key Questions

Key Question 1: How do VT and usual IP mental health or primary care treatment modalities compare on certain process and access outcomes?

Key Question 2: How do VT and usual IP mental health or primary care treatment modalities compare in the costs, including travel costs, from furnishing health care?

Key Question 3: How do VT and usual IP mental health or primary care treatment modalities compare in clinically significant patient health outcomes?