#”Economist” analysis # one of the health advisor series of mobile terminals#

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Apps on prescription

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Constant, wireless-linked monitoring may spare patients much suffering, by spotting incipient signs of their condition deteriorating. It may also spare health providers and insurers many expensive hospital admissions. When Britain’s National Health Service tested the cost-effectiveness of remote support for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it found that an electronic tablet paired with sensors measuring vital signs could result in better care and enormous savings, by enabling early intervention. Some m-health products may prove so effective that doctors begin to provide them on prescription.

* constant, wireless-linked monitoring

* spare patients much suffering

spare ,:,,〔、〕

spare sb the trouble /difficulty /pain etc (of doing sth)()//

I wanted to spare them the trouble of buying me a present.。

Thankfully she had been spared the ordeal of surgery.,。

Sorry, I can't spare the time .,。

I'd like you to come over when you can spare a couple of hours.。

spare sb /sth to do sth

We're too busy to spare anyone to help you right now.,。

money /time etc to spare/

Anyone who has time to spare and would like to help can contact Moira.,。

* by spotting incipient signs of their condition deteriorating.

by doing sth

incipient:

= beginning, commencing, developing, embryonic, inchoate, nascent, starting

the incipient signs of their condition deteriorating

The precaution measures should be launched, so as to enable us to take effective and immediate respond when spotting the incipient signs of their condition deteriorating.

* many expensive hospital admissions.

admission “(),”,admision “”,:admittance

There are 13,000 hospital admissions annually due to playground accidents. 1.3 。

The Museum has no admission charge .。

* the cost-effectiveness of sth

* an electronic tablet paired with sensors measuring vital signs

* could result in better care and enormous savings, by enabling early intervention. ,

could result in ,。,。,could。,should,shall,。You shall not kill. 。

enormous saving 。

* Some m-health products may prove so effective that doctors begin to provide them on prescription. ,。

so… that…,“,”。

so,that。…, so…,that(that),so()。

Hardly anything has been built since the early 1990s, so stagnant is the economy. (The Economist, Nov. 3, 2007, p. 52) (= The economy is so stagnant that hardly anything has been built since the early 1990s.) ,2090,。

They had barely a common language, so often did they not understand what the other had just said.(John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Chapter 17, p. 131),。

so … (that)

He was so weak that he could hardly stand up.。

There was so much smoke that they couldn't see across the hallway.,。

Everything happened so quickly I hadn't time to think.,。

:,。。,(National Health Service),,。,。