Priority 16 from the Heart Surgery PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: Does having access to specialist cardiac nurses or consultants by electronic methods improve outcomes for heart surgery patients? (JLA PSP Priority 16)|
|JLA question ID||0088/16|
|Explanatory note||Effectiveness, acceptability and costs of interactive telemedicine have been assessed in Flodgren et al. review with a specific subgroup analysis concerning in trials following cardiac events and cardiac surgery or procedures.
Even though the findings about effectiveness can be encouraging, costs and acceptability of the intervention are not clearly reported. ~ Does having access to specialist cardiac nurses or consultants by electronic means improve outcomes?
Flodgren G, Rachas A, Farmer AJ, Inzitari M, Shepperd S. Interactive telemedicine: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015(9):CD002098.
|Health Research Classification System category||Cardiovascular|
|Extra information provided by this PSP|
|Original uncertainty examples||Does having access to specialist cardiac nurses or consultants by electronic means improve outcomes?|
|Submitted by||1 researcher|
|PSP unique ID||0088|
|PSP name||Heart Surgery|
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.||45 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)|
|Date of priority setting workshop||11 July 2019|