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"Telepsychiatry For Asylum Seekers May Be Effective, Improve Access" - Benjamin Williams

  • Psychiatry Advisor
  • New York, NY
  • (November 18, 2019)

Psychiatric evaluations of asylum seekers exhibit similar efficacy as those conducted in person, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in Psychiatry Research. Researchers compared in-person with telephonic psychiatry evaluations by examining evaluation affidavits and performing voluntary interviews with providers. Data were provided by The Mount Sinai Human Rights Program; qualitative and quantitative statistical analyses were conducted. According to investigators, “Further research could explore teleconference (video) interviews as a potential new avenue to allow interviews to be conducted remotely while allowing the interviewer to observe the client.”

— Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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