Telemed J E Health 2016 07 29;22(7):553-63. Epub 2015 Dec 29.
7 Telehealth and Telerehabilitation, Laboratory of Assistive Technologies, SMI ®, Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University , Aalborg, Denmark .
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Eur J Prev Cardiol 2016 May 19;23(7):674-82. Epub 2015 Aug 19.
Department of Cardiology, Jessa Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium Faculty of Medicine & Life Sciences, Hasselt University, Belgium.
Background: Notwithstanding the cardiovascular disease epidemic, current budgetary constraints do not allow for budget expansion of conventional cardiac rehabilitation programmes. Consequently, there is an increasing need for cost-effectiveness studies of alternative strategies such as telerehabilitation. The present study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of a comprehensive cardiac telerehabilitation programme. Read More
BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2017 01 31;17(1):46. Epub 2017 Jan 31.
Department of Cardiology, Máxima Medical Centre, Eindhoven/Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
Background: Cardiac rehabilitation has beneficial effects on morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease, but is vastly underutilised and short-term improvements are often not sustained. Telerehabilitation has the potential to overcome these barriers, but its superiority has not been convincingly demonstrated yet. This may be due to insufficient focus on behavioural change and development of patients' self-management skills. Read More
BMJ Open 2016 05 17;6(5):e009964. Epub 2016 May 17.
Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy.
Objectives: To assess cost-effectiveness and cost utility of telerehabilitation (TR) versus standard rehabilitation (SR) after total knee replacement (TKR).
Design: Markov decision modelling of cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis based on patient-level and secondary data sources employing Italian National Health Service (NHS; Ita-NHS) and Society perspectives.
Setting: Primary care units (PCUs) in Italy. Read More
BMJ Open 2017 Jun 30;7(6):e016781. Epub 2017 Jun 30.
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Introduction: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) independently alters the clinical course of cardiovascular diseases resulting in a significant reduction in all-cause and cardiac mortality. However, only 15%-30% of all eligible patients participate in a phase 2 ambulatory programme. The uptake rate of community-based programmes following phase 2 CR and adherence to long-term exercise is extremely poor. Read More