Telehealth & Public Health [Barriers: Access to Care, Location of Care, Physician Shortage

This article in Scientific American from April 1, 2023 entitled Telehealth Is Proving to be a Boon to Cancer and Diabetes Care: Virtual visits surged in the pandemic, and studies show they maintain high-quality medicine, discusses how Telehealth might be helpful in overcoming some of the barriers to public health. For certain situations that do not require physical examination or follow-up after your initial exam, telehealth can allow patients to have appointments when they cannot leave their home due to illness, caregiving responsibilities, far distance to the clinic, or their appointment only needs to be a conversation and not an exam.

Published by Sarah Buckius

Artist & Educator living in Santa Cruz, CA.

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