Table 4

Health resource utilisation before and after telesystem enrolment

Before enrolmentAfter enrolmentP value
Patients with ≥1 respiratory-related ER visit120110<0.001*
Patients with ≥1 COPD-related hospitalisation7565<0.001*
Respiratory-related ER visits2432340.5188
COPD-related hospitalisations1431080.138
Number of hospital days for a COPD-related diagnosis138713520.258
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ER, emergency room.