The impact of a remote monitoring system of healthcare resource consumption in patients on automated peritoneal dialysis (APD): A simulation study

Kiyotaka Uchiyama, Naoki Washida, Nobuyuki Yube, Takahiro Kasai, Keisuke Shinozuka, Kohkichi Morimoto, Akihito Hishikawa, Hiroyuki Inoue, Hidenori Urai, Aika Hagiwara, Kentaro Fujii, Shu Wakino, Souzana Deenitchina, Hiroshi Itoh

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Abstract

Aims: Remote monitoring (RM) can improve management of chronic diseases. We evaluated the impact of RM in automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) in a simulation study. Materials and methods: We simulated 12 patient scenarios with common clinical problems and estimated the likely healthcare resource consumption with and without the availability of RM (RM+ and RM- groups, respectively). Scenarios were evaluated 4 times by randomly allocated nephrologist-nurse teams or nephrologist-alone assessors. Results: The RM+ group was assessed as having significantly lower total healthcare resource consumption compared with the RM- group (36.8 vs. 107.5 total episodes of resource consumption, p = 0.002). The RM+ group showed significantly lower “unplanned hospital visits” (2.3 vs. 11.3, p = 0.005), “emergency room visits” (0.5 vs. 5.3, p = 0.003), “home visits” (0.5 vs. 5.8, p = 0.016), “exchanges over the telephone” (18.5 vs. 57.8, p = 0.002), and “change to hemodialysis” (0.5 vs. 2.5, p = 0.003). Evaluations did not differ between nephrologist-nurse teams vs. nephrologist-alone assessors. Conclusion: RM can be expected to reduce healthcare resource consumption in APD patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-340
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Nephrology
Volume90
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 1

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Keywords

  • Automated peritoneal dialysis
  • Healthcare resource
  • Remote monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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Uchiyama, K., Washida, N., Yube, N., Kasai, T., Shinozuka, K., Morimoto, K., Hishikawa, A., Inoue, H., Urai, H., Hagiwara, A., Fujii, K., Wakino, S., Deenitchina, S., & Itoh, H. (2018). The impact of a remote monitoring system of healthcare resource consumption in patients on automated peritoneal dialysis (APD): A simulation study. Clinical Nephrology, 90(5), 334-340. https://doi.org/10.5414/CN109471