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dc.contributor.authorKruse, Clemens S. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-7636-1086 )
dc.contributor.authorSoma, Mounica ( )
dc.contributor.authorPulluri, Deepthi ( )
dc.contributor.authorNemali, Naga T. ( )
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Matthew ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T16:28:33Z
dc.date.available2020-04-03T16:28:33Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationKruse, C. S., Soma, M., Pulluri, D., Nemali, N. T., & Brooks, M. (2017). The effectiveness of telemedicine in the management of chronic heart disease: A systematic review. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open, 8(3), pp. 1-7.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2054-2704
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/9577
dc.description.abstract

Objective: The primary objective of this systematic review is to assess the effectiveness of telemedicine in managing chronic heart disease patients concerning improvement in varied health attributes.

Design: This review follows the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standard.

Setting: We adopted a logical search process used in two main research databases, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and PubMed (MEDLINE). Four reviewers meticulously screened 151 abstracts to determine relevancy and significance to our research objectives. The final sample in the literature review consisted of 20 articles.

Main Outcome Measures: We looked for improved medical outcomes as the main outcome measure.

Results: Our results indicated that telemedicine is highly associated with the reduction in hospitalisations and readmissions (9 of 20 articles, 45%). The other significant attributes most commonly encountered were improved mortality and cost-effectiveness (both 40%) and improved health outcomes (35%). Patient satisfaction occurred the least in the literature, mentioned in only 2 of 20 articles (10%). There was no significant mention of an increase in patient satisfaction because of telemedicine.

Conclusions: We concluded that telemedicine is considered to be effective in quality measures such as readmissions, moderately effective in health outcomes, only marginally effective in customer satisfaction. Telemedicine shows promise on an alternative modality of care for cardiovascular disease, but additional exploration should continue to quantify the quality measures.

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dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.sourceJournal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open, 2017, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 1-7.
dc.subjectTelemedicineen_US
dc.subjectTelehealth
dc.subjectCardiovascular disease
dc.subjectHeart failure
dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Telemedicine in the Management of Chronic Heart Disease: A Systematic Reviewen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/2054270416681747
dc.rights.license© 2017 The Author(s). Creative Commons CC-BY-NC: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://uk.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
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