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International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 146858, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/146858
Research Article

Attracting Child Psychiatrists to a Televideo Consultation Service: The TeleLink Experience

1Community Health Systems Resource Group, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8
2Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8
3Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, 6th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 3M7
4Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 250 College Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1R8
5Department of Telepsychiatry, TeleLink Mental Health Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8

Received 6 February 2013; Revised 23 May 2013; Accepted 31 May 2013

Academic Editor: George Demiris

Copyright © 2013 Tiziana Volpe et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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