Letters Telehealth and telecare

Over-claiming the evidence for telehealth and telecare?

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3377 (Published 28 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3377
  1. David Oliver, visiting professor of medicine for older people1
  1. 1City University, London, UK
  1. david.oliver.1{at}city.ac.uk

It would seem that the emperor has few clothes.1 Telehealth and telecare have been relentlessly plugged in the Health Service Journal for the past year or so in a succession of features, some accompanied by the sector manufacturing the technology. At no point did the journal have an open, balanced BMJ style head to head debate so that the sceptics could have their say and restore balance to the …

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