Hospital and emergency department resource usage: a cost analysis from a home telehealth project in Kansas

Spaulding, Ryan; Velasquez, Sarah E.; Jianghua He; Alloway, Gordon A.
October 2012
Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Oct2012, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p423
Academic Journal
The article presents research on the use of hospital and emergency department (ED) resource in Kansas. The study shows that ED visits, hospital costs, total costs, and hospital days are lower during a home telehealth intervention. It suggests that benefits can be attained for patients with various chronic conditions. Research results indicate the potential of home telehealth to lessen resource costs and utilization.


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