Cost Savings

[Cost effectiveness of telemedicine].

Publication Date: 
Jan 18, 2016

Demographic development in Germany will lead to increasing health care costs. Telemedicine is believed to have the potential to generate cost savings and therefore to reduce the expected increase in health care costs.

Mobile phone diabetes project led to improved glycemic control and net savings for Chicago plan participants.

Publication Date: 
Feb 04, 2014

Even with the best health care available, patients with chronic illnesses typically spend no more than a few hours a year in a health care setting, while their outcomes are largely determined by their activities during the remaining 5,000 waking hours of the year.

Text message reminders of appointments: a pilot intervention at four community mental health clinics in London.

Publication Date: 
Feb 03, 2012

OBJECTIVE: Forgetting is commonly stated as a reason for missing mental health appointments. The authors examined the effect of short message service (SMS), or text message, reminders on the attendance of appointments at four community mental health clinics in London.

The utility of multimedia in the diagnosis and management of acute and subacute problems in hand surgery.

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Publication Date: 
Mar 16, 2012

A typical consultation is based on a phone conversation between the consulting service and the surgeon. If the description given to the surgeon misrepresents the severity of the condition, unnecessary transfer of the patient could follow.