Association Between In-Person vs Telehealth Follow-up and Rates of Repeated Hospital Visits Among Patients Seen in the Emergency Department

Importance  For patients discharged from the emergency department (ED), timely outpatient in-person follow-up is associated with improved mortality, but the effectiveness of telehealth as follow-up modality is unknown.Objective  To evaluate whether the rates of ED return visits and hospitalization differ between patients who obtain in-person vs telehealth encounters for post-ED follow-up care.Design, Setting, and Participants  This retrospective cohort …

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Comparing Video-Based, Telehealth-Delivered Exercise and Weight Loss Programs With Online Education on Outcomes of Knee Osteoarthritis

Scalable knee osteoarthritis programs are needed to deliver recommended education, exercise, and weight loss interventions. Objective:To evaluate two 6-month, telehealth-delivered exercise programs, 1 with and 1 without dietary intervention. Design:3-group, parallel randomized (5:5:2) trial. (Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12618000930280) Setting:Australian private health insurance members. Participants:415 persons with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and a body …

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A randomised controlled feasibility trial of E-health application supported care vs usual care after exacerbation of #COPD: the RESCUE trial

Exacerbations of COPD are one of the commonest causes of admission and readmission to hospital. The role of digital interventions to support self-management in improving outcomes is uncertain. We conducted an open, randomised controlled trial of a digital health platform application (app) in 41 COPD patients recruited following hospital admission with an acute exacerbation. Subjects …

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What is the best way of delivering virtual #nature for improving mood?: An experimental comparison of high definition TV, 360º video, and computer generated virtual reality

Exposure to ‘real’ nature can increase positive affect and decrease negative affect, but direct access is not always possible, e.g. for people in health/care settings who often experience chronic boredom. In these settings ‘virtual’ forms of nature may also have mood-related benefits (e.g. reducing boredom) but it has been difficult to separate effects of nature …

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