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Anticipating Economic Returns of Rural Telehealth

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Description
Discusses the quantifiable and nonquantifiable benefits of utilizing telehealth services in rural areas across the U.S. Provides tables showing estimated savings on travel expenses, lost wages, and hospital costs by state. Outlines some of the challenges facing telehealth and makes recommendations for future improvements. Links to a video showing the author presenting portions of the paper at a Foundation for Rural Service event.
Author(s)
Rick Schadelbauer
Date
03/2017
Type
Document
Organization
NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Tagged as
Access · Broadband · Healthcare business and finance · Policy · Telehealth