Rationale and design of the health economics evaluation registry for remote follow-up: TARIFF

EP Europace, 05/16/2012

Remote monitoring systems enable caregivers to better ensure patient safety and the healthcare to limit costs. TARIFF will allow defining the economic value of remote ICD follow–ups for Italian hospitals, third payers, and patients. The TARIFF study, based on a cost–minimization analysis, directly comparing remote follow–up with standard ambulatory visits, will validate the cost effectiveness of the Merlin.net technology, and define a proper reimbursement schedule applicable for the Italian healthcare system.

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