Study: Black patients more likely than white patients to use telehealth because of pandemic

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Study: Black patients more likely than white patients to use telehealth because of pandemic

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The Pew Research Center conducted the survey of more than 10,000 people from March 19 through March 24 of this year, asking whether participants “used the internet or email to connect with doctors or other medical professionals as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.”
The study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association showed that in mid-March, Black people were more likely to self-report telehealth use in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic – particularly when perceiving COVID-19 as a minor threat to their own health.