Telemedicine compared with standard care in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized trial in an outpatient clinic.

Source: Rasmussen, O. W., et al. 2016 - Pubmed ID: 26468213

Setting: Denmark, Hospital

Study design:



Follow up: 6 months

Patient group:

Sample size:

Total: 40

IG: 18

CG: 22


Inclusion criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • 40-85 years
Type of technology:

Video consultation


Home monitoring

  • Bloodpressure

Intervention: Video consultation with a nurse. A Doctor was sometimes present or asked for advice during consultations. The patient returned to their general practitioner after stabilization.


Duration: NA
Add on:  


Control group: Regular scheduled outpatient clinic visits

Clinical effect/ Patient safety:

Clinical effect:

  • HbA1c ↓
  • Blood glucose↓
  • Cholesterol ↓
  • Blood pressure →
  • Bodyweight →

Patient safety: NA

Patient experiences/ Staff experiences:

Patient experiences:

  • Average numbers of consultation 4.1 (IG)  (none missed) 3.8 (CG) (13% missed)
  • Consultation time average 18min (IG) 23min (CG)

Staff experiences: NA

Costs and organization:


  • Videophone
  • Broadband connection
  • Blood pressure monitor

Staff resources

  • Video consultation

Organization: NA


Health care utilization: NA

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“↑”: Statistically significant increase

“↓”: Statistically significant decrease

“→”: Statistically insignificant (no difference)