February 11, 2022
Health IT
  • A new KFF-Epic Research analysis found that telehealth has decreased somewhat from pandemic highs, but current use still represents a much more substantial share of health care than before COVID-19. According to the analysis, 8 percent of all outpatient visits were conducted via telehealth between March and August 2021; down from 13 percent in the six months of the pandemic, but still well above pre-pandemic levels, when telehealth accounted for a negligible share of outpatient visits (rounding to 0 percent). The analysis also found that patients in rural and urban areas used telehealth at similar rates during the six-month period (10 percent and 8 percent, respectively). (Analysis here)