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Telehealth and telecare

Published Friday, February 14, 2014

This note describes current UK telehealth and telecare initiatives and the role they may play in delivering future care.

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The UK’s elderly population is growing and with it the number of people with long-term health problems. This is putting pressure on the health and social care systems. Increased use of technology such as telehealth and telecare may help to improve quality of care and reduce costs. This note describes current UK telehealth and telecare initiatives and the role they may play in delivering future care.

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Author: Peter Border

Topics: Health finance, Health services, Health staff and professions, Medicine

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