Telehealth trials missing minorities15th June 2009
The Department of Health's Whole System Demonstrator telehealth trial has been criticised for excluding people who do not speak English.
Professor Sue Yeandle, co-director of the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities, told EHI: “People are looking to us to see how telehealth and telecare can work. Of the European projects that I have worked on people are particularly interested in how such systems can help ethnic minorities and migrants and it’s very hard to find that evidence. When I heard that the WSDs were excluding particular groups from their trials alarm bells started ringing.”
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