Table 1

Telehealth studies in palliative care: article study design and participant numbers
Study design Number of adult studies Number of pediatric studies Number of participants
Systematic/ literature review 4 - 26-138 papers reviewed
Randomised Controlled Trials
RCT 1 1 27-44
RCT (pilot) 1 12-30
Abandoned RCT 1 -
Other quantitative designs
Cohort 1 1 12-63
Retrospective chart review 2 345-597 charts
Cost comparison 1 3 month period
Analysis of survey 2 6-160
Mixed methods 2 25-68
Qualitative
Focus Group/Interviews 9 1 6-190
Case Study 4 2 1-3
Total 27 6

Bradford et al.

Bradford et al. BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:4   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-12-4

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