A comprehensive evaluation of the impact of telemonitoring in patients with long-term conditions and social care needs: protocol for the whole systems demonstrator cluster randomised trial

Bower, P., Cartwright, M., Hirani, S. P., Barlow, J., Hendy, J., Knapp, M., Henderson, C., Rogers, A., Sanders, C., Bardsley, M., Steventon, A., Fitzpatrick, R., Doll, H. & Newman, S. P. (2011). A comprehensive evaluation of the impact of telemonitoring in patients with long-term conditions and social care needs: protocol for the whole systems demonstrator cluster randomised trial. BMC Health Services Research, 11(184), doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-184

WarningThere is a more recent version of this item available.
[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (403kB) | Preview

Abstract

It is expected that increased demands on services will result from expanding numbers of older people with long-term conditions and social care needs. There is significant interest in the potential for technology to reduce utilisation of health services in these patient populations, including telecare (the remote, automatic and passive monitoring of changes in an individual's condition or lifestyle) and telehealth (the remote exchange of data between a patient and health care professional). The potential of telehealth and telecare technology to improve care and reduce costs is limited by a lack of rigorous evidence of actual impact.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic Disease, Cluster Analysis, Evaluation Studies as Topic, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Monitoring, Physiologic, Research Design, Social Support, Telemedicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2130

Available Versions of this Item

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics