Effect of Telehealth on Quality of Life – British Medical Journal Feb 2013

Effect of Telehealth on Quality of Life British Medical Journal Feb 2013Effect of telehealth on quality of life and psychological outcomes over 12 months (Whole Systems Demonstrator telehealth questionnaire study): nested study of patient reported outcomes in a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial.

Download full reportOver the coming decades, extended life expectancy and low fertility will result in a shift in the old age dependency ratio in many countries including the United Kingdom, with a greater proportion of the population at retirement age than at working age. Despite some positive changes in levels of old age disability and years of self reported good health, greater numbers of older people living with long term conditions are likely to present major challenges for health and social care systems in the years ahead.

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