November 17, 2021
Health IT
  • Quest Diagnostics released its 2021 Health Trends report, revealing that providers are concerned that substance use disorder issues are slipping through the cracks in virtual care. Only half of the 500 physicians surveyed said they feel confident that they can recognize the signs of prescription drug misuse based on telehealth interactions, compared with 91 percent who feel confident that they can detect misuse based on in-office interactions with patients. Seventy-five percent believe telehealth visits limit the ability to determine if patients are at risk for or are already misusing prescription drugs. (Press release here; Article here)