Streamlining perioperative care for oesophago-gastric cancer surgery patients using home remote monitoring
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Streamlining perioperative care for oesophago-gastric cancer surgery patients using home remote monitoring

Venetia Wynter-Blyth Macmillan consultant nurse, upper gastrointestinal cancer, Imperial College London, England
Thomas MacKinnon Medical student, Imperial College London, England

Perioperative support programmes, such as prehabilitation and enhanced recovery pathways, involve multimodal interventions. Programme adherence is notoriously difficult to monitor outside the hospital. One possible solution is home remote monitoring (HRM), which is the direct transfer of information between the patient at home and the clinician in hospital to enable care to be delivered at the point of need. Basic parameters such as weight and daily activity are relayed by electronic sensors in real-time and a warning is triggered if thresholds are breached.

A small-scale feasibility study of HRM was undertaken at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, with the aims of evaluating recorded health data and patients' feedback and of exploring the feasibility and potential effects of HRM in the participants' demographic.

Primary Health Care. 27, 5, 27-31. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1225

Correspondence

venetia.wynter-blyth@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 30 September 2016

Accepted: 18 January 2017

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