Hofmeyer, J., Leider, J., Satorius, J., et al. (2016). Implementation of Telemedicine Consultation to Assess Unplanned Transfers in Rural Long-Term Care Facilities, 2012–2015: A Pilot Study. (Abstract only.) The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. 17(11): 1006–1010.
The authors describe the development of a telemedicine approach to assess residents from rural long-term care facilities for potential (costly) ransfer to hospitals. The pilot test was promising, as it reduced stress levels and costs associated with transfers.