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Telehealth Use Avoids Overutilization But Yields Health Disparities

Source
Patient Engagement HIT
Date
Oct 20, 2021
Summary
Discusses research on telehealth utilization for chronic disease management, finding that telehealth flexibilities did not lead to overutilization but that only 34% of rural Medicare beneficiaries used telehealth in 2020, compared to 47% of urban Medicare beneficiaries. Describes implications of these findings on rural healthcare access.
Tagged as
Access · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Telehealth