Meta-analysis and meta-regression of telehealth programmes for patients with chronic heart failure.

@article{Xiang2013MetaanalysisAM,
  title={Meta-analysis and meta-regression of telehealth programmes for patients with chronic heart failure.},
  author={Rui Xiang and Lin Li and Sheena Xin Liu},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={249-59}
}
To assess the effectiveness of telehealth used for chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, we searched for peer-reviewed, randomized controlled trials published between 2001 and 2012. A total of 33 studies met the inclusion criteria. There were 26 studies (79%) which concerned tele-monitoring and 7 (21%) which concerned case management or nurse administered telephone-based management. There were 7530 patients in all, with an average age of 69 years. A meta-analysis showed that telehealth… CONTINUE READING
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