In critical care telemedicine (CCT), patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are monitored by critical care experts based at a ‘hub’ outside the hospital. By monitoring patients, hub staff are able to warn staff at the bedside of potential problems and offer them decision support. The use of CCT means that patients and staff in rural or small hospitals have access to critical care experts. But authorities and healthcare facilities need to consider how best to implement them.
Access the PDF summary and the full review on the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) website, uploaded on 23 February 2021: click here.