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Scotland commits further £4m to expanding telecare

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Scotland announced today a further £4m ($6m) investment in telecare. The funding will be used to extend access to assistive and other technologies to a further 13,000 people. By supporting independent living – "shifting the balance of care from institutions to the home" – this will help reduce hospital admissions by an estimated 21,000 days, according to the Scottish Executive. Since 2006, £16m has been spent on the programme, supporting some 25,000 people.

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