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Hospital utilization after a telemonitoring program: a pilot study.

Authors
  • White-Williams, Cynthia
  • Unruh, Lynn
  • Ward, Kendall
Type
Published Article
Journal
Home health care services quarterly
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
34
Issue
1
Pages
1–13
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/01621424.2014.995256
PMID: 25517540
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The long-term effects of remote monitoring on hospital utilization and health care costs are understudied in home health care. The researchers performed a retrospective study, in a hospital-based home health care agency, to consider the effects of remote monitoring in 326 patients with heart failure 90 days after discharge from services. While statistical significance was not noted, clinical significance suggests that there was a decreased hospital utilization rate and decreased average cost per hospitalization in the remote monitoring group.

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