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1 in 5 physicians use telehealth; burnout may drive more adoption, survey says Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:52
 
Heather Landi reports for Fierce Healthcare on Apr 15, 2019:
About 1 in 5 physicians currently use telehealth to care for patients-up from about 5% in 2015-and that figure is expected to soar within the next few years, a new survey from telehealth company American Well  found. By 2022, more than half of physicians (61%) who are not currently using telehealth indicated they are either very likely or likely to start using telehealth representing half a million doctors, according to the survey, which polled 800 physicians. The survey revealed a correlation between physicians' interest in using telehealth and physician burnout. Specialists which are among the most burnt out according to an Advisory Board Company survey, including urologists, emergency medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and pediatricians, are also the top specialties willing to practice via telehealth, according to the American Well survey.
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