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  • ETH3: Is STS used for patients/people that are especially vulnerable?
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Is STS used for patients/people that are especially vulnerable?

Authors: Plamen Dimitrov, Gottfried Endel, Anelia Koteva

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Yes, since it generally refers to the case of elderly persons with accompanying diseases (comorbidity) and having initial or more pronounced cognitive impairments. Difficulties in the selected telephone mode of communication may also be expected in patients with hearing or visual problems. Combined with the typical risk of privacy violations of the telemedicine , this vulnerability increases.

In general, to the answer to this question are valid all previous comments debating the negative implications.

Dimitrov P et al. Result Card ETH3 In: Dimitrov P et al. Ethical analysis In: Jefferson T, Cerbo M, Vicari N [eds.]. Structured telephone support (STS) for adult patients with chronic heart failure [Core HTA], Agenas - Agenzia nazionale per i servizi sanitari regionali ; 2015. [cited 21 June 2021]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=305