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Society for the Study of Addiction. Matheson, Catriona and Horsburgh, Kirsten and Shivaji, Tara and Schofield, Joe (2019) Can tele-healthcare interventions prevent drug related deaths?

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The level of drug related deaths (DRD) across the UK has reached crisis point. With 1187 deaths in Scotlandand 4359 in England and Wales (a rise of 27% and 16% respectively on the previous year), innovative solutions are being sought. The last decade has seen considerable investment and interest in tele-healthcare solutions to supporting independent living for the frail, elderly and those with long term conditions such as diabetes and epilepsy. Tele-healthcare is defined by the World Health Organisation as:

“Telehealth involves the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities”...


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