Software prototype for triage and instructional for homecare patients

L. Boom, N. Escobar, C. Ruales, L. López

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    Home healthcare services were created with the aim of bringing medical services to patients; in this scenario the developments in telemedicine offer significant support, providing or facilitating care and treatments at patient's homes or remote sites. This paper describes the development of a software prototype that enables homecare users, classify their symptoms at home and then apply for the appropriate type of care as indicated by the software. For the development of the software prototype, there were selected the 10 most common reasons of consultation at Empresa de Medicina Integral (EMI) and algorithms were constructed according to the pathophysiology of each symptom associated. Being the doctor present, patients tested prototype before being assisted. For validation, it was calculated kappa coeffiecient. The information given by the software has a aggrement of 92%. According prototype indication 72.5% of patients required medical attention and 27,4% should make phone attention. The most common reasons of consultation were diarrhea and upper respiratory tract symptoms.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Título de la publicación alojada13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - MEDICON 2013
    EditorialSpringer Verlag
    Páginas1421-1424
    Número de páginas4
    ISBN (versión impresa)9783319008455
    DOI
    EstadoPublicada - 2014
    Evento13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013 - Seville, Espana
    Duración: 25 sept. 201328 sept. 2013

    Serie de la publicación

    NombreIFMBE Proceedings
    Volumen41
    ISSN (versión impresa)1680-0737

    Conferencia

    Conferencia13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013
    País/TerritorioEspana
    CiudadSeville
    Período25/09/1328/09/13

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