Recommendation ID

Monitoring asthma control using tele-healthcare:- What is the long-term (more than 12 months) clinical and cost effectiveness of using telehealthcare as a means to monitor asthma control in adults, young people and children? Methods of tele-healthcare can include telephone interview (with healthcare professional involvement) and
internet or smartphone-based monitoring support (no healthcare professional involvement).

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Asthma outcomes have not improved in the past 15 years, and the personal and economic costs of poor control are high. Computers and smartphones play an ever-greater role in modern life, with a growing proportion of people using them regularly for work, leisure, communication and information. The efficient use of distance monitoring systems and the integration of new technologies into healthcare are important for patients and for healthcare systems in terms of
convenience, costs and outcomes.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management
Date issued
November 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2017