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Electronic Identification and Tracking Systems for Monitoring of Patients, Staff and Caregivers: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: March 1, 2017
Project Number: RA0898-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of electronic tracking technologies for monitoring of patients, staff, and caregivers in the health care or home care setting?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of electronic tracking technologies for monitoring of patients, staff, and caregivers in the health care or home care setting?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of electronic tracking technologies for monitoring of patients, staff, and caregivers in the health care or home care setting?

Key Message

One systematic review and four non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of electronic tracking technologies for monitoring of patients, staff, and caregivers.