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dc.contributor.authorWhittaker, F.-
dc.contributor.authorWade, V.-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2014; 20(7):419-422-
dc.description.abstractWe conducted a cost benefit analysis of a home telehealth-based cardiac rehabilitation programme compared to the standard hospital-based programme. A total of 120 participants were enrolled in a trial, with 60 randomised to the telehealth group and 60 randomised to usual care. Participants in the telehealth group received a mobile phone, Wellness Diary and a Wellness web portal, with daily text messaging. Participants in the usual care group received the standard 6-week hospital-based outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme, including gym sessions. The cost of delivery by telehealth was slightly lower than for patients attending a rehabilitation service in person. From the provider’s perspective, the telehealth intervention could be delivered for $1633 per patient, compared to $1845 for the usual care group. From the participant’s perspective, patient travel costs for home rehabilitation were substantially less than for hospital attendance ($80 vs $400). Cardiac rehabilitation by telehealth offers obvious advantages and the option should be available to all patients who are eligible for cardiac rehabilitation.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityFrank Whittaker and Victoria Wade-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications-
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2014-
dc.subjectCardiovascular Diseases-
dc.subjectLife Style-
dc.subjectSocial Support-
dc.subjectHome Care Services-
dc.subjectCost-Benefit Analysis-
dc.subjectHealth Care Costs-
dc.subjectHealth Services Accessibility-
dc.subjectPatient Acceptance of Health Care-
dc.subjectCardiac Rehabilitation-
dc.subjectCell Phone-
dc.titleThe costs and benefits of technology-enabled, home-based cardiac rehabilitation measured in a randomised controlled trial-
dc.typeJournal article-
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