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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: July 2011

In this Cochrane systemic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that telehealth services — health care at a distance — can reduce hospital visits for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The review included studies that compared telehealth services with usual in-person care. The reduction in hospital visits can lower health care expenses for people with COPD. 

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McLean, S., Nurmatov, U., Liu, J. L., Pagliari, C., Car, J., & Sheikh, A. (2011). Telehealthcare for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011 (7). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007718.pub2