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Integrating Health And Air Quality Information For Use In A Health Telematics Project

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000731

Volume

42

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,054 kb

Author(s)

H. Crabbe, R. Hamilton and N. Machin

Abstract

This paper presents the progress to date on a feasibility study to integrate health and air quality information for a group of asthmatics enrolled on a health telematics project. The MEDICATE (Medical Diagnosis, Communication and Analysis Throughout Europe) project is an EC TEN-TELECOM funded project for the development and feasibility of using a health telematic system for asthmatics. A trial study is being conducted with the use of a remote lung function monitoring device linked to a Disease Management System (DMS). Asthma patients are recruited from two hospitals, one in North London, UK and one in Manresa (Barcelona), Spain. Air quality information is linked to this by relating lung function measurements with mode

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