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Phone Checklist Can Help Detect Changes in Clinical Status Among Home Care Recipients

(Harvard Medical School) A simple phone checklist can help detect telltale changes in the health status of people receiving nonmedical home care, according to the findings of a pilot study led by investigators at Harvard Medical School.
Results of the research … are based on a program that requires home-care aides to record changes in status during a telephone clockout at the end of each shift.
The results, researchers said, underscore the potential of real-time monitoring systems to spot problems and avert complications before they escalate enough to require hospitalization.
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