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Table 2 The eight telemedicine studies

From: Efficacy and cost effectiveness of telemedicine for improving access to care in the Paris region: study protocols for eight trials

Project Population Condition Setting Procedures Study design Primary Outcome Measures Sample size
TLM-HAD Patients with total knee replacement for Osteoarthritis or hip replacement for coxarthrosis After surgery Community Teleconsulting RCT Mean transport duration of the specialist 154
HELP Chronic heart failure patients Chronic heart failure Community Telemonitoring RCT Composite end point: unplanned hospitalizations for HF/all-cause death/non-programmed emergency department admission for HF 330
TLM-EVLINE Elderly Emergencies, psychiatry Nursing Home Teleconsulting Controlled before-after study Number of transports to emergency services 300
TLM-TMG 91 Elderly Emergencies Nursing Home Teleconsulting Controlled before-after study Number of days hospitalized 180
TLM-DITEROP Premature infants Screening for Retinopathy intensive care unit Tele-expertise Controlled before-after study Screening rate at due date 620
TLM-PATHOLOGY FROZEN SECTION Surgical patients Anatomic pathology operating theatre Tele-expertise Uncontrolled before-after study Time to perform the diagnostic test 224
TLM-PATHOLOGY EXPERTISE Surgical patients Anatomic pathology Pathological services Tele-expertise Uncontrolled before-after study Time to perform the diagnostic test 470
TLM-DERMATOLOGY Inmates Dermatology prison Teleconsulting Controlled before-after study Proportion of patients receiving dermatological expertise among those requiring it 100