Remote Monitoring of Patients with COVID-19 after Hospital Discharge with Connected Health Platform: Outcomes and Quality of Life

Remote Monitoring of Patients with COVID-19 after Hospital Discharge with Connected Health Platform: Outcomes and Quality of Life

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for

researchers?

A: Good

 

Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Very good

 

Goal

Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Very good

 

Structure

Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Very good

 

Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good

 

Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good

 

Comments:

The Discussion section summarizes from the results of the study that telemonitoring makes early hospital discharge possible, reduces the hospital stay and use of protective materials and healthcare costs, increasing available beds for other patients. The thorough analysis of the study leads to the conclusion that although new studies are needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of these digital health tools in situations such as this COVID-19 pandemic, this has undoubtedly helped both health personnel and the population to be better prepared for the next digital age.

 

Literature

Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Good

 

Author's knowledge

Q: What is the level of the author’s knowledge? Does the author utilize all recent contributions relevant to the topic?

A: Very good

 

Length

Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good

 

Figures & Tables

Q: Does the author use them suitably? Are legend and notations clear?

A: Very good

 

Writing style

Q: Is it clear and understandable?

A: Good

 

Further comments on the paper

Comments: This prospective observational study evaluates the efficacy of outpatient remote monitoring after hospital discharge by COVID-19, by measuring oxygen saturation, symptoms and quality of life, and the detection and management of alerts by the medical team through video consultation. This monitoring strategy and rapid alert management gives the user a sense of control and security in uncertain days, reducing the use of other healthcare resources. The fact that the study is conducted in a single hospital and without a control group comes under the limitations of the study. Also, the alarm situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and confinement undoubtedly influenced the high adherence to the program, and therefore these results cannot be extrapolated to the monitoring of other diseases.

 

Q: Would you recommend this manuscript for further publication?

A: Yes - Suitable to be published

If you have any questions and clarifications you can write to the journal.

Thanks,
Science Repository Team

 
 

Author Info

Corresponding Author
César Morcillo Serra
Medical Direction, Sanitas Digital Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Mon 24, Aug 2020
Accepted: Tue 08, Sep 2020
Published: Mon 21, Sep 2020
Copyright
© 2021 César Morcillo Serra. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.JICOA.2020.05.05