Article Abstract

Combining standard psychiatric care with e-health follow up solutions—a viewpoint on making psychiatric care cost-effective for millions of patients and professionally satisfactory for providers

Authors: Damian Jacob Sendler

Abstract

To illustrate the primary context of this article, let us discuss in detail a model of delivering e-health psychiatric intervention, outlined in Figure 1. In this model, our assumption is, as follows: patients cannot afford outpatient psychiatric care, so they search for health information online. To help these individuals, we can equip them with online resources to perform initial self-diagnosis, based on self-reported symptoms.