Benefits of remote real-time side-effect monitoring systems for patients receiving cancer treatment.
Sarah Kofoed, Sibilah Breen, Karla Gough, Sanchia Aranda
Oncology Reviews | Published : 2012
In Australia, the incidence of cancer diagnoses is rising along with an aging population. Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, are increasingly being provided in the ambulatory care setting. Cancer treatments are commonly associated with distressing and serious side-effects and patients often struggle to manage these themselves without specialized real-time support. Unlike chronic disease populations, few systems for the remote real-time monitoring of cancer patients have been reported. However, several prototype systems have been developed and have received favorable reports. This review aimed to identify and detail systems that reported statistical analyses of changes in patient clinic..View full abstract