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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.

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