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Table 9 Aims of teleassistance

From: The clinical and integrated management of COPD. An official document of AIMAR (Interdisciplinary Association for Research in Lung Disease), AIPO (Italian Association of Hospital Pulmonologists), SIMER (Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine), SIMG (Italian Society of General Medicine)

Improve patient quality of life
Improve family member’s quality of life
Increase the degree of patients safety at home
Avoid hospitalizations
Reduce outpatient general practitioner consultations
Reduce outpatient respiratory specialist consultation
Reduce need for patient transferral, and associated costs