[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012].
This Nuffield Trust report evaluates the impact of telehealth on hospital use and mortality and summarises findings from the Department of Health’s Whole System Demonstrator pilots. Reasons for caution against being over-optimistic about how much telehealth might deliver are supplied, as are suggestions for improvements to the design of future studies.
Steventon, A. and Bardsley, M. (2012). The impact of telehealth on use of hospital care and mortality: a summary of the first findings from the Whole System Demonstrator trial: research summary. London: Nuffield Trust, June 2012. 11p.