Telemedicine diabetes consultations are cost-effective, and effects on essential diabetes treatment parameters are similar to conventional treatment: 7-year results from the Svendborg Telemedicine Diabetes Project.

Source: Levin, K., et al. 2013. - Pubmed ID: 23759390

Setting: Denmark, Hospital

Study design:

CT-his

Follow up: NA

Patient group:

Sample size:

Total:

IG: 81

CG: From DVDD database 36.890 pt.

Inclusion criteria:

Min 6 month of telemedicine diabetes control

Type of technology:

Video consultation

Intervention:

Intervention: Audiovisual contact between physician situated in his office at mainland (Svendborg) and patient + nurse situated in a clinic on the island Aeroe. Standard diabetes parameters evaluated.

Duration: NA

Add on: NA

 

Control group: Usual care

Clinical effect/ Patient safety:

Clinical effect:

-HbA1c ↓

Patient safety:

NA

Patient experiences/ Staff experiences:

Patient experiences:

NA

Staff experiences:

NA

Costs and organization:

Investment:

Material

– hardware and software installation

Running:

Staff resources

– service hardware and software

Transportation

– Nurse transported to the island once a week.

Organization:

Nurse travelling to the island

 

Health care utilization:

NA

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“↑”: Statistically significant increase

“↓”: Statistically significant decrease

“→”: Statistically insignificant (no difference)