11 Jul 2014

CareTV for discharged Alfred patients

The Alfred Hospital is currently offering a world class first initiative which will aim to continue patient care long after they leave hospital, by the way of video. Dubbed CareTV, the initiative takes the form of a three to five minute video of a ward round that is filmed before the patient goes home. Each video includes a lay summary of the patient's diagnosis, treatment and follow up plan, as well as answers to any questions asked by the patient and their family. A/Prof Harvey Newnham, The Alfred's director of general medicine, said that CareTV will be helpful because there is often a problem with getting patients to remember and understand ongoing care. See 14 June 2014 presentation.

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