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Effectiveness and safety of pulse oximetry in remote patient monitoring of patients with COVID-19: a systematic review.

Alboksmaty A, Beaney T, Elkin S et al. Effectiveness and safety of pulse oximetry in remote patient monitoring of patients with COVID-19: a systematic review. Lancet Digital Health. 2022;4(4):e279-e89. doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(21)00276-4

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April 20, 2022
Alboksmaty A, Beaney T, Elkin S, et al. The Lancet Digital Health. 2022;4(4):e279-e289.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a rapid transition of healthcare from in-person to remote and virtual care. This review assessed the safety and effectiveness of pulse oximetry in remote patient monitoring (RPM) of patients at home with COVID-19. Results show RPM was safe for patients in identifying risk of deterioration. However, it was not evident whether remote pulse oximetry was more effective than other virtual methods, such as virtual visits, monitoring consultations, or online or paper diaries.

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Alboksmaty A, Beaney T, Elkin S et al. Effectiveness and safety of pulse oximetry in remote patient monitoring of patients with COVID-19: a systematic review. Lancet Digital Health. 2022;4(4):e279-e89. doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(21)00276-4