U.K. researchers: Telehealth effective, but pricey

Efforts to push telemedicine in the U.K. stand less than a 40 percent chance of actually decreasing costs, researchers involved with the project say. According to Pulse Today, while the technology can drastically improve care, that care comes at a cost. "The net effects of improving care and reducing mortality may be to increase costs," Stan Newman, principal investigator on the Whole Systems Demonstrator Project said, according to Pulse. "If you want to save lives, it costs money, and that is a real tension." According to findings by the Project last fall, remote monitoring reduced mortality rates by 45 percent in the U.K. Article

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