Factors affecting the adoption of telehealthcare in the United Kingdom: the policy context and the problem of evidence

May, C., Mort, M., Mair, F. and Williams, T. (2001) Factors affecting the adoption of telehealthcare in the United Kingdom: the policy context and the problem of evidence. Health Informatics Journal, 7(3-4), pp. 131-134. (doi:10.1177/146045820100700304)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/146045820100700304

Abstract

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&D. This has led to a fragmented field of practice characterized by short-term and small-scale projects.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mair, Professor Frances
Authors: May, C., Mort, M., Mair, F., and Williams, T.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:Health Informatics Journal
ISSN:1460-4582

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