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The Utilization and Benefits of Telehealth Services by Health Care Professionals Managing Breast Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Version 1 : Received: 1 September 2021 / Approved: 6 September 2021 / Online: 6 September 2021 (17:34:49 CEST)

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McGrowder, D.A.; Miller, F.G.; Vaz, K.; Anderson Cross, M.; Anderson-Jackson, L.; Bryan, S.; Latore, L.; Thompson, R.; Lowe, D.; McFarlane, S.R.; Dilworth, L. The Utilization and Benefits of Telehealth Services by Health Care Professionals Managing Breast Cancer Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Healthcare 2021, 9, 1401. McGrowder, D.A.; Miller, F.G.; Vaz, K.; Anderson Cross, M.; Anderson-Jackson, L.; Bryan, S.; Latore, L.; Thompson, R.; Lowe, D.; McFarlane, S.R.; Dilworth, L. The Utilization and Benefits of Telehealth Services by Health Care Professionals Managing Breast Cancer Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Healthcare 2021, 9, 1401.

Journal reference: Healthcare 2021, 9, 1401
DOI: 10.3390/healthcare9101401

Abstract

Telehealth is the delivery of many health care services and technologies to individuals at different geographical areas and is categorized as asynchronously or synchronously. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused major disruptions in health care delivery to breast cancer (BCa) patients and there is increasing demand for telehealth services. Globally, telehealth has become an essential means of communication between patient and health care provider. The application of telehealth to the treatment of BCa patients is evolving and increasingly research has demonstrated its feasibility and effectiveness in improving clinical, psychological and social outcomes. Two areas of telehealth that have significantly grown in the past decade and particularly since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic are telerehabilitation and teleoncology. There two technological systems provides opportunities at every stage of the cancer care continuum for BCa patients. We conducted a systematic literature review that examined the use of telehealth services via its various modes of delivery among BCa patients particularly in areas of screening, diagnosis, treatment modalities, as well as satisfaction among patients and health care professionals. The advantages of telehealth models of service and delivery challenges in delivery to patients in remote arears are discussed.

Keywords

telehealth; teleoncology; telerehabilitation; telemedicine; coronavirus disease; management; video conferencing; web-based platforms; breast cancer patients

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