Pilot study of remote telemonitoring in COPD.

  title={Pilot study of remote telemonitoring in COPD.},
  author={Nick C. Antoniades and Peter D. Rochford and Jeffrey J. Pretto and Robert J P Pierce and Janette Gogler and Julie Steinkrug and Ken Sharpe and Christine F. McDonald},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  volume={18 8},
BACKGROUND Remote in-home monitoring (RM) of symptoms and physiological variables may allow early detection and treatment of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is unclear whether RM improves patient outcomes or healthcare resource utilization. This study determined whether RM is feasible in patients with COPD and if RM reduces hospital admissions or length of stay (LOS) or improves health-related quality of life (HRQOL). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-four patients… CONTINUE READING
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