Effect of smartphone app postoperative home monitoring after oncologic surgery on quality of recovery. A randomized clinical trial.
Temple-Oberle C, Yakaback S, Webb C, Elmi Assadzadeh G, Nelson G
JAMA Surg 2023; 158: 693-699.
Use of app-based follow-up improved quality of recovery and patient satisfaction in this study of 72 patients. Surgeons reported complications were detected earlier.
Comment: I presumed patients preferred the personal touch, but perhaps the advantages of not having to travel, and familiarity with telephone consultation following the pandemic mean times have changed.
12 October 2023Read paper
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