Lenney, W (2017) Telemedicine is the way forward for the management of Cystic Fibrosis - The case against. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. ISSN 1526-0542

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Abstract

It is reasonable to suggest that Telemedicine could help in the management of chronic diseases by giving patients more flexibility to remain at home with opportunities to forward electronic data to healthcare professionals, reduce hospital emergency attendances and reduce overall costs. The reality, particularly in cystic fibrosis care, is this has not happened. There is concern that home-generated lung function data is of poor quality and virtually no studies show improved outcomes. The UK has a poor record in developing novel IT programmes and we need many more well designed clinical studies in Telemedicine before wading in with ill-conceived expensive plans just because the idea seems interesting

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cystic fibrosis; telemedicine; limitations
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC705 Diseases of the respiratory system
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Applied Clinical Sciences
Depositing User: Hannah Reidy
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 09:26
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 09:26
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3024

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