Telemonitoring or structured telephone support programmes for patients with chronic heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis

This review of 14 studies found that remote monitoring programmes for patients with chronic heart failure living in the community reduced admissions to hospital and all cause mortality by nearly one fifth while improving health related quality of life, but had no significant effect on all cause admission to hospital. Detailed article from the BMJ about telephone support v telemonitoring has an interesting discussion section. My thanks to David Bergman from Medic4all for the note of this article.