COPD telemonitoring ‘costly and ineffective’

BMJ 2013; 347: f5932 Results of a UK-based study indicate that telemonitoring adds little benefit to the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Hilary Pinnock (University of Edinburgh, UK) and colleagues randomly assigned 128 primary care patients with a history of COPD admission to undergo telemonitoring, and 128 to receive usual care, including self-monitoring.Continue reading “COPD telemonitoring ‘costly and ineffective’”