Decision-support tool for telephone triage — the Canadian experience

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The concentration of expertise in haemophilia treatment centres means that patients in most countries live a considerable distance from their treatment centre. Telephone support between regular clinic visits is common practice. This article describes the six principles that broadly outline nurses’ accountabilities when providing care over the telephone and discusses how they have been applied in practice with the Canadian Association of Nurses in Hemophilia Care (CANHC) telephone guidelines.

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