April 27, 2022
Health IT
  • According to a new study in JAMA Network Open, telehealth generally didn’t lead to duplicative care in late 2020. The study found that patients treated for most acute conditions via telehealth were as likely or slightly more likely to need a follow-up visit as those who sought in-person care to start, while telehealth patients with chronic conditions were less likely to need follow-up care. The research focused on commercially insured patients; researchers noted additional studies need to examine follow-up care trends for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries, who tend to be older and sicker. (Study here)