Clinical use of Skype: a review of the evidence base

Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 05/01/2012

Skype is a popular and free software application that allows PCs and mobile devices to be used for video communication over the Internet. The authors reviewed the literature to determine whether the clinical use of Skype is supported by evidence. One small (n = 7) controlled clinical trial had assessed the effect of nursing communication using Skype on elderly patients with dementia and their carers.

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