Remote Patient Monitoring Can Reduce Acute Care Use

A recent study published in the BMJ Open, Does remote patient monitoring reduce acute care use? A systematic review, concluded that “RPM can reduce acute care use for patients with cardiovascular disease and COPD.”

In the review of 91 articles, the authors found that Remote Patient Monitoring “can reduce hospital admissions, length of stay and emergency presentation in around half of the interventions.”

As the authors state, more studies on the effectiveness of RPM are definitely needed, including on how the conclusions should be “considered alongside other benefits of RPM including increased quality of life and autonomy for patients.”