Comparing Diagnoses From Video Telemedicine With In-Person Visits

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: In this study of nearly 2,400 patients who underwent a video telemedicine consultation followed by an in-person outpatient visit for the same clinical problem in the same specialty within a 90-day window, the provisional diagnosis established over video telemedicine visit matched the in-person reference standard diagnosis in 87% of cases. These findings suggest that video telemedicine visits yield a high degree of diagnostic concordance to in-person visits for most new clinical concerns.

Authors: Bart M. Demaerschalk, M.D., M.Sc., of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Phoenix, is the corresponding author.

  

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.29958)

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