Key clinical point: Most U.S. physicians do not use telemedicine for patient care.
Major finding: In 2016, 15% of medical practices used telemedicine to treat patients, while 11% of practices used it to consult with other health professionals.
Study details: A study of 3,500 physicians and their responses to telemedicine questions through data from the American Medical Association’s 2016 Physician Practice Benchmark Survey
Disclosures: The researchers reported no relevant conflicts of interest.
Kane C et al. Health Affairs. 2018. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05077
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Most physicians do not use telemedicine, Kane C et al. Health Affairs. 2018. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05077