Participant : Jean-Pierre Thomesse.
After having developed (in 2002) the well-suited structure for the deployment of the “Diatélic” service in Lorraine, more than 200 patients have been installed and get benefits from the remote monitoring service for peritoneal dialysis therapy. This deployment has been very rich in experience for extending an innovative system at a wide scale. In terms of medical results, the same tendencies are observed as during the experiment (1999-2002); i.e. best control of weight, of blood pressure, less consumption of drugs and important decreasing of the hospitalization duration (50 %), leading to an economy for health insurance of about 15 000 euros per year and per patient.