Telemedicine Use by Socioeconomic Status Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Cancer

JAMA Oncology

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021

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What The Study Did: Researchers found that among 16,000 patients with a new cancer diagnosis, those with the highest socioeconomic status were more likely to use telemedicine within 30 days of diagnosis and in subsequent months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors: Ronald Chen, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.5784)

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