Can video consultations replace face-to-face interviews? Palliative medicine and the Covid-19 pandemic: rapid review

Anna Elizabeth Sutherland, Jane Stickland, Bee Wee
2020 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care  
During the Covid-19 pandemic, a strategy to minimise face-to-face (FtF) visits and limit viral spread is essential. Video consultations offer clinical assessment despite restricted movement of people.We undertook a rapid literature review to identify the highest currently available level of evidence to inform this major change in clinical practice. We present a narrative synthesis of the one international and one national guideline and two systematic reviews—all published within the last 18
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doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002326 pmid:32457086 fatcat:ufwo7qymovdi3fu7pch3yu62di