May, Carl R. and Mort, Maggie M. and Mair, Frances S. and Williams, Tracy L. (2001) Factors affecting the adoption of tele-healthcare in the United Kingdom:the policy context and the problem of evidence. Health Informatics Journal, 7 (3-4). pp. 131-134. ISSN 1741-2811Full text not available from this repository.
The adoption of telehealthcare in the United Kingdom has been slow and fragmented. This paper presents a structural explanation for this by contrasting contending themes in recent UK health policy. It is argued that the conflict between trends towards modernization and demands for evidence-based practice have made it difficult for a major policy agency to emerge that can sponsor service development, and so proponents of telehealthcare have been forced to situate their work within the domain of R and D. This has led to a fragmented field of practice characterized by short-term and small-scale projects.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health Informatics Journal|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Telemedicine ; telehealthcare ; health policy ; modernization ; evidence-base|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||25 Sep 2008 09:02|
|Last Modified:||23 Jan 2017 01:09|
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