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NACCHO Model Practice Series: Videophone Monitoring of SARS Patients in Voluntary Home Isolation   [open pdf - 35KB]

"Nassau County Department of Health (County) has developed and pilot-tested a program for videophone monitoring of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) patients and contacts in voluntary home isolation and quarantine. The program is targeted towards SARS patients and contacts that are not ill enough to be hospitalized and known SARS patients who are being released from the hospital. The goal of this program is to protect the public from the spread of SARS by using the least restrictive means possible. Program objectives are 1) to provide a mechanism for effectively monitoring patients on voluntary home isolation and quarantine, 2) to enable visual verification of patient compliance and condition, and 3) to maximize limited resources by being cost-effective and time-efficient."

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