To assess the effect of routine use of home telemonitoring on the risk of re-admission to hospital amongst patients with heart failure. Of 546 patients enrolled, 89 received telehealth. Table 1 shows their baseline characteristics. Patients selected for telehealth had fewer unplanned readmissions at both 90 days (OR: 0.66; 95% CI: 0.45 to 0.97; P < 0.05) and one year (OR: 0.68; 95% CI: 0.46 to 0.99; P < 0.05) than those who were not. In a routine care setting, patients with heart failure receiving telehealth after discharge have fewer unplanned readmissions compared with those without telehealth.
Sokoreli, I., De Massari, D., Pauws, S. C., Riistama, J. M., De Vries, J. J. G., Steyerberg, E. W., … Clark, A. L. (2016). Effectiveness of telehealth for heart failure management in routine practice. International Journal of Integrated Care, 16(5), 39. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.2588