Telemonitoring for heart failure: experience of the Gloucestershire Telehealth Programme
Remote monitoring is an emerging model of care in heart failure (HF) which has been shown to be clinically beneficial. In this study, patients were recruited to a new telemonitoring programme after referral to a community HF service. Following enrolment, there was a 58% reduction in the risk of HF admissions (0.71 vs. 0.30 per year, p<0.001). During the programme patients received, on average, nine home visits, eight telephone calls and three clinic appointments per person per year.