Study explores internet as a tool for care of diabetic patientsBMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7239.892 (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:892
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
A new study involving patients with diabetes in the United States will show doctors whether it can be beneficial and affordable to use the internet to make high tech house calls.
Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, and Columbia University in New York City will use a $28m (£17.5m) federal grant to deliver health care through the internet into the homes of 750 rural and inner city diabetic patients over the next four years.
The grant from the US Health Care Financing Administration will provide patients with free personal computers with programming based on Microsoft Windows, internet access, and health monitoring equipment.
The study will recruit …