An attributable cost model for a telecare system using advanced community alarms

S. J. Brownsell, David A. Bradley, R. Bragg, P. Catling, J. Carlier

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Abstract

We have developed an attributable cost model for a city-based telecare scheme involving 11,618 community alarm users. The equipment was assumed to cost 500-1000 per installation, compared with 175 for the current system. Because of the significant additional capital cost of the proposed system, it would be necessary to borrow to finance it. For example, if the home equipment cost 500 per unit, an additional 2.2 million would be required. Nonetheless, it would be possible to achieve a return on the investment after 10 years. The principal savings would arise from reduced hospital bed costs and reduced residential care. The model suggests that the financial benefits of the proposed system would occur in the ratio of 4% to the local authority housing department, 43% to the National Health Service and 53% to the residential care provider.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-72
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2001

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Brownsell, S. J., Bradley, D. A., Bragg, R., Catling, P., & Carlier, J. (2001). An attributable cost model for a telecare system using advanced community alarms. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 7(2), 63-72. DOI: 10.1258/1357633011936174

Brownsell, S. J.; Bradley, David A.; Bragg, R.; Catling, P.; Carlier, J. / An attributable cost model for a telecare system using advanced community alarms.

In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, Vol. 7, No. 2, 04.2001, p. 63-72.

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Brownsell, SJ, Bradley, DA, Bragg, R, Catling, P & Carlier, J 2001, 'An attributable cost model for a telecare system using advanced community alarms' Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol 7, no. 2, pp. 63-72. DOI: 10.1258/1357633011936174

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In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, Vol. 7, No. 2, 04.2001, p. 63-72.

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Brownsell SJ, Bradley DA, Bragg R, Catling P, Carlier J. An attributable cost model for a telecare system using advanced community alarms. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2001 Apr;7(2):63-72. Available from, DOI: 10.1258/1357633011936174