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Telehealth for the Assessment and Follow-up of Patients Requiring Cardiac Care: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2015 Jun 29.

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Telehealth for the Assessment and Follow-up of Patients Requiring Cardiac Care: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines [Internet].

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METHODS

Literature Search Methods

A limited literature search was conducted on key resources including PubMed, The Cochrane Library, University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) databases, ECRI, Canadian and major international health technology agencies, as well as a focused Internet search. Methodological filters were applied to limit retrieval to health technology assessments, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, non-randomized studies, and guidelines. Where possible, retrieval was limited to the human population. The search was also limited to English language documents published between January 1, 2010 and May 28, 2015.

Selection Criteria and Methods

One reviewer screened citations and selected studies. In the first level of screening, titles and abstracts were reviewed and potentially relevant articles were retrieved and assessed for inclusion. The final selection of full-text articles was based on the inclusion criteria presented in Table 1.

Table 1. Selection Criteria.

Table 1

Selection Criteria.

Exclusion Criteria

Articles were excluded if they did not meet the selection criteria outlined in Table 1, they were duplicate publications, they were adequately summarized in an included HTA/systematic review or they were published prior to 2010. Systematic reviews of multiple telehealth modalities were excluded if they did not assess videoconferencing as a separate modality.

Critical Appraisal of Individual Studies

The systematic review in the HTA was critically appraised using AMSTAR6, and the randomized study was critically appraised using the SIGN-50 checklist7. Summary scores were not calculated for the included studies; rather, a review of the strengths and limitations of each included study were described.

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