Ten years' clinical experience with telemedicine in prenatal care in Hungary

Tõrõk, Miklós; Turi, Zsuzsa; Kovács, Ferenc
March 1999
Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Mar1999 Supplement 1, Vol. 5, p14
Academic Journal
A multicentre randomized clinical trial of prenatal home care of pregnant women was carried out in Hungary. Pregnant women registered contraction activity of the uterus daily using a portable contraction monitor. The data were transmitted directly to the physician's PC for analysis. Of 748 women who entered the study, only 263 fulfilled all the requirements of randomization, monitoring and treatment. The preterm birth rate in the study group was half that of the control group. Telemedical prenatal monitoring improves perinatal results by providing more intensive and better observation of pregnant women.


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