Follow Up Visits After Surgery Reduced by App Usage

A new clinical trial published in JAMA shows promising results.

Costs and Consequences of Early Hospital Discharge After Major Inpatient Surgery in Older Adults

For patients undergoing ambulatory surgery, can follow-up care via a mobile app avert in-person visits compared with conventional, in-person follow-up care during the first 30 days after the operation?


In this randomized clinical trial of 65 patients, those who used the mobile app attended fewer in-person visits for follow-up care during the first 30 days after the operation than patients in the in-person follow-up care group. This difference was statistically significant.


Follow-up care delivered via a mobile app can be used to avert in-person visits following ambulatory surgery.

Read more on JAMA.


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