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Telemedicine in addiction treatment: Ethical considerations

HumanInsight Telemedicine in addiction treatment: Ethical considerations

Indian J Med Ethics. 2022 Jun 24. doi: 10.20529/IJME.2022.046. Online ahead of print.


The gradual move towards telemedicine for the care and service provided to patients with addictive disorders [1], has been accentuated during the pandemic [2-4]. Telemedicine facilitates expert medical care to those situated at distant locations, and reduces the indirect and direct healthcare costs. While the benefits of telemedicine have made it an exciting opportunity, some ethical concerns still remain [5]. Here, we discuss some of the ethical challenges in providing treatment to patients of addictive disorders through telemedicine.

PMID:36880473 | DOI:10.20529/IJME.2022.046

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