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Telehealth success varies by setting, according to AHRQ

Healthcare Dive, June 4, 2018

 

An AHRQ review looked at 145 studies to evaluate the effectiveness of telehealth consultations for inpatient, emergency and outpatient care. Researchers found overall results generally showed telehealth was either better or showed no difference then comparators on some outcomes. However, more research is needed to dig into costs and outcomes in telehealth. Also, there were few studies focused on telemedicine’s potential harms.

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