Post discharge after surgery Virtual Care with Remote Automated Monitoring technology (PVC-RAM) Trial
Patients discharged after undergoing non-elective (i.e., semi-urgent, urgent, or emergency) surgeries are at substantial risk, in the 30 days following surgery, of hospital re-admissions and presentation to emergency departments or urgent-care centres. The use of virtual care with remote automated monitoring (RAM) technology to monitor patients from their homes after surgery has the potential to prevent hospital readmission and the need for urgent or emergent care. This is particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent transmission and keep needed hospital beds available for individuals with COVID19.
The Post discharge after surgery Virtual Care with Remote Automated Monitoring technology (PVC-RAM) trial aims to determine the effect of virtual care provided via a shared care approach with remote automated patient monitoring on the risk of acute-hospital care after discharge, as well as on several other post-discharge outcomes including COVID-19 infection at 30 days and 6 months after randomization.