Health Europa June 4, 2020

Researchers have said that the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – may change the way patients’ appointments are carried out in the future and reduce disparities in healthcare.

The researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have conducted a study which suggests that telehealth, which has been utilised in response to the COVID-19 crisis, may become a more permanent fixture in our healthcare systems, offering a solution for disparities in healthcare experienced by those who live in rural communities, for example.

The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, noted that by the end of March 2020, a total of 97% of hospital visits at the UCSF Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic were carried out by videoconference rather than face-to-face due to COVID-19 infection control restrictions,...

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