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Telemedicine Consultations for Patients in Long-Term Care: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: September 15, 2015
Project Number: RB0911-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of the use of telemedicine to facilitate the delivery of health care interventions and consultations for patients in long-term care facilities?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of the use of telemedicine to facilitate the delivery of health care interventions and consultations for patients in long-term care facilities?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of telemedicine to facilitate the delivery of health care interventions and consultations for patients in long-term care facilities?

Key Message

One systematic review and one economic evaluation were identified regarding the use of telemedicine to facilitate the delivery of health care interventions and consultations for patients in long-term care facilities.

Tags

housing for the elderly, long-term care, nursing homes, remote consultation, teleconsultation, telehealth, telemedicine, ehealth, care facilities, care facility, continuing care retirement communities, nursing home, retirement home