publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Patient attitudes towards remote continuous vital signs monitoring on general surgery wards: An interview study

Downey, CL; Brown, JM; Jayne, DG; Randell, R;
Closed Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2018
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract Background Vital signs monitoring is used to identify deteriorating patients in hospital. The most common tool for vital signs monitoring is an early warning score, although emerging technologies allow for remote, continuous patient monitoring. A number of reviews have examined the impact of continuous monitoring on patient outcomes, but little is known about the patient experience. This study aims to discover what patients think of monitoring in hospital, with a particular emphasis on intermittent early warning scores versus remote continuous monitoring, in order to inform future implementations of continuous monitoring technology. Methods Semi-structu...
free text keywords: Health Informatics, Warning system, Early warning score, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Medicine, Medical emergency, medicine.disease, Patient experience, Thematic analysis, Remote patient monitoring, Continuous monitoring, Health care, Vital signs
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