Complex Wound Healing Outcomes for Outpatients Receiving Care via Telemedicine, Home Health, or Wound Clinic: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Luc Téot 1, Chloé Geri 2, Julie Lano 2, Marjorie Cabrol 2, Christine Linet 2, Grégoire Mercier 1

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PMID: 31852312 DOI: 10.1177/1534734619894485

Abstract

The use of telemedicine has expanded rapidly in recent years, yet there are few comparative studies to determine its effectiveness in wound care. A pilot project named “Domoplaies” was publicly funded in France in 2011. The average time to healing for 121/183 wounds that healed within 6 months was 66.8 days for the telemedicine group. Transportation costs were significantly lower for the home health care group than the wound clinic group. The healing rate was slightly better for patients who received wound care via telemedicine versus wound care professional at home but the difference was not significant.

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