Neil Versel, in mobihealthnews, picks up on the ‘trebles death rate’ story. Study raises questions about home health monitoring. Neil is always worth reading (although his admission that he is unaware of falls detectors having a high rate of false positives is rather surprising) but his item has also attracted some thoughtful discussion in the form of comments from people with a high profile in the field in the US. Telecare Aware readers might want to join in.
Care needs to be taken with the continuing use of the ‘trebles death rate’ headline.
It is important to read what the Mayo Clinic paper actually said which has not been covered by the write-ups and is not mentioned in the paper’s abstract.
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Mike Clark (@clarkmike)
Mike, Thanks for the reminder, Steve.