Telehealth and Telecare (House of Commons Library POST Note PN 456 / BBC News)

Summary

The elderly population in the UK is growing and increasing numbers of people are prone to long-term health problems, posing a potential crisis for health and social care systems. The House of Commons Library has issued a briefing which explores the scope for new technology, including telehealth and telecare, to improve the quality of care for elderly people while reducing costs. This Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) note describes various UK telehealth and telecare initiatives and evaluates their potential role in delivering care.

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Reference

Border, P. (2014). Telehealth and telecare. London: POST (Great Britain. Parliament. Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology), February 14th 2014. (POSTnote no. PN 456).

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Reference

Pym, H. (2014). Could the future hospital be in the home? London: BBC Health News, July 11th 2014.

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