Physicians concerned telehealth undermines primary care

2021-10-15

Close to two-thirds of clinicians responding to a survey said they have used telehealth to ensure patients have access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 35% have developed new roles related to telehealth, but 21% said they are using telehealth less since payments have been decreased, and 41% aren't sure they can continue offering telehealth. One-quarter of respondents expressed concern that telehealth is weakening primary care, and less than 30% said their practice is in good financial health.

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