A survey of telepsychiatry in the USA

J Telemed Telecare. 1995;1(1):19-21. doi: 10.1177/1357633X9500100104.


Active telepsychiatry services in the United States were surveyed. Telepsychiatry was being used in four broad areas: educational, administrative, research, and clinical. Of the five telepsychiatry sites with accurate patient contact data, there was a mean of 1.35 patient contacts per week. The majority of telepsychiatry usage involved direct physician-patient contact. No adverse outcomes to patients were reported.

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Humans
  • Program Evaluation
  • Psychiatry / methods*
  • Telemedicine / economics
  • Telemedicine / methods*
  • Telemedicine / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States