Association between physician characteristics and practice-level uptake of paediatric virtual mental healthcare: a population-based study.

Publication date: Jul 14, 2023

To examine physician factors associated with practice-level uptake of virtual mental healthcare for children and adolescents. A population-based data linkage study of a cohort of all physicians (n=12 054) providing outpatient mental healthcare to children and adolescents (aged 3-17 years, n=303 185) in a single-payer provincial health system in Ontario, Canada from 1 July 2020 to 31 July 2021. Physician characteristics including gender, age, specialty, location of training, practice region, practice size and overall and mental health practice size. Practice-level proportion of outpatient virtual care provided: (1) mostly in-person (

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Concepts Keywords
Canada COVID-19
Cohort mental health
July telemedicine


Type Source Name
disease VO population
disease VO Canada

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