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Telemonitoring for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cost and cost-utility analysis of a randomised controlled trial

Stoddart, Andrew; van der Pol, Marjon; Pinnock, Hilary; Hanley, Janet; McCloughan, Lucy; Todd, Allison; Krishan, Ashma; McKinstry, Brian

Authors

Andrew Stoddart

Marjon van der Pol

Hilary Pinnock

Lucy McCloughan

Allison Todd

Ashma Krishan

Brian McKinstry



Abstract

We compared the costs and cost-effectiveness of telemonitoring vs usual care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A total of 256 patients were randomised to either telemonitoring or usual care. In the telemonitoring arm, the touch-screen telemonitoring equipment transmitted data to clinical teams monitoring the patients. Total healthcare costs were estimated over a 12-month period from a National Health Service perspective and quality adjusted life year (QALYs) were estimated by the EQ-5D tool. Telemonitoring was not significantly more costly than usual care (mean difference per patient £2065.90 (P 

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 28, 2014
Online Publication Date Jan 13, 2015
Publication Date 2015-03
Deposit Date Jan 20, 2015
Journal Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Print ISSN 1357-633X
Electronic ISSN 1758-1109
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 2
Pages 108-118
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633x14566574
Keywords Telemonitoring; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); cost-effectiveness;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7495
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1357633X14566574