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Home telehealth: mainstreaming what we do well.

Kobb R, Chumbler NR, Brennan DM, Rabinowitz T. Home telehealth: mainstreaming what we do well. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 2008 Nov 1; 14(9):977-81.

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The number of home telehealth programs implemented both domestically and abroad and the number of peer-reviewed publications detailing positive outcomes for chronic disease management, preventive care, and self-management have increased over the past 5 years. The most dramatic growth has been in populations with diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure. A review of home telehealth developments, current status, opportunities, and challenges provides a foundation for understanding why we need to mainstream what we already know works.

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