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

C. May*, M. Mort, F. Mair, T. Williams

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Informatics Journal
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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