Combined telehealth approaches may aid with severe asthma: survey

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According to a survey of 21 studies, just published by the Cochrane Library, various types of telehealth and telemedicine (including video conferencing and text messaging) may be helpful to patients with severe asthma. According to the researchers there was a significant reduction in hospitalizations over a 12-month period, with the effect being greatest with those having more severe asthma managed predominantly in secondary care settings.  The end recommendation was somewhat ambivalent, with further trials recommended.  CMIO