The value of INnovative ICT guided disease management combined with Telemonitoring in OUtpatient clinics for Chronic Heart failure patients. Design and methodology of the IN TOUCH study: a multicenter randomised trialReport as inadecuate




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BMC Health Services Research

, 11:167

First Online: 13 July 2011Received: 25 March 2011Accepted: 13 July 2011DOI: 10.1186-1472-6963-11-167

Cite this article as: de Vries, A.E., de Jong, R.M., van der Wal, M.H. et al. BMC Health Serv Res 2011 11: 167. doi:10.1186-1472-6963-11-167

Abstract

BackgroundAlthough the value of telemonitoring in heart failure patients is increasingly studied, little is known about the value of the separate components of telehealth: ICT guided disease management and telemonitoring. The aim of this study is to investigate the value of telemonitoring added to ICT guided disease management DM on the quality and efficiency of care in patients with chronic heart failure CHF after a hospitalisation.

Methods-DesignThe study is divided in two arms; a control arm DM and an intervention arm DM+TM in 10 hospitals in the Netherlands. In total 220 patients will be included after worsening of CHF DM: N = 90, DM+TM: N = 130. Total follow-up will be 9 months. Data will be collected at inclusion and then after 2 weeks, 4.5 and 9 months. The primary endpoint of this study is a composite score of: 1: death from any cause during the follow-up of the study, 2: first readmission for HF and 3: change in quality of life compared to baseline, assessed by the Minnesota Living with Heart failure Questionnaire. The study has started in December 2009 and results are expected in 2012.

ConclusionsThe IN TOUCH study is the first to investigate the effect of telemonitoring on top of ICT guided DM on the quality and efficiency of care in patients with worsening HF and will use a composite score as its primary endpoint.

Trial registrationNetherlands Trial Register NTR: NTR1898

AbbreviationsICTInformation Communication Technology

DMDisease Management

HFHeart Failure

ESCEuropean Society of Cardiology

NYHANew York Heart Association

MLHFQMinnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire

QALYsQuality Adjusted Life Years

ICERIncremental Cost Effectiveness Ratio

MTAMedical Technology Assessment

ECGElectrocardiography

CCACost-Consequence Analysis

CEACost Effectiveness Analysis

TCCTrial Coordination Centre

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Author: Arjen E de Vries - Richard M de Jong - Martje HL van der Wal - Tiny Jaarsma - Rene B van Dijk - Hans L Hillege

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