Are there time and cost savings by using telemanagement for patients on intensified insulin therapy?: A randomised, controlled trial

@article{Biermann2002AreTT,
  title={Are there time and cost savings by using telemanagement for patients on intensified insulin therapy?: A randomised, controlled trial},
  author={Eberhard Biermann and Wolfgang Dietrich and Julian Rihl and Eberhard Standl},
  journal={Computer methods and programs in biomedicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={137-46}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with insulin dependent diabetes require frequent advice if their metabolic control is not optimal. This study focuses on the fiscal and administrative aspects of telemanagement, which was used to establish a supervised autonomy of patients on intensified insulin therapy. METHODS A prospective, randomised trial with 43 patients on intensified insulin therapy was conducted. Travelling distance to the diabetes centre was 50 min one way; all patients had undergone a diabetes… CONTINUE READING