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Telemedicine in chronic disease management

TitleTelemedicine in chronic disease management
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAfshar, A. Ehteshami
UniversityUniversity of Alberta
CityEdmonton, AB
Keywordschronic diseases, medical care

Telemedicine is a promising but unproven tool for improving the quality of chronic disease care. The aim of this research is to investigate the potential of telemedicine for the care of patients with chronic diseases in Canada. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of telemedicine for management of diabetes. In pooled analysis, mean A1C level in the telemedicine group was significantly lower than those of patients in the usual care group (weighted mean difference (WMD) -0.49, 95% CI -0.64, -0.35, p