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Telenursing pp 165-177 | Cite as

Telenursing in New Zealand

  • Ian St George
  • Janet Harp
Chapter
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

Primary care nurses have given advice and assessed the severity of symptoms by telephone since telephones were introduced and in 1993 Tisdale29 reported a pilot service in four small New Zealand centers, with nurses answering telephone health queries using simple diagnostic software and health databases. While it was not popular enough to warrant continuing, Tisdale wrote that this type of service “could be a valuable addition to health care services if extended nation-wide.”

Keywords

Primary Care Service Chronic Disease Management Syndromic Surveillance Deprivation Score H1N1 Influenza Pandemic 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Abbreviations

ED

Emergency Department

GP

General Practitioner

NHS

National Health Service

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medibank Health Solutions NZ LtdWellingtonNew Zealand

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