Changes in Outpatient Care Delivery, Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA Internal Medicine

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What The Study Did: To understand how telemedicine compensated for declining outpatient volume and geographic variation in changing patterns of outpatient care, researchers examined telemedicine and in-person outpatient visits in 2020 among a national sample of 16.7 million people with commercial or Medicare Advantage insurance.

Author: Michael L. Barnett, M.D., M.S., of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5928)

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