Epic Research: Fewer In-Person Follow-Ups Associated with Telehealth Visits Than Office Visits
Epic Research released a study that compared how follow-up rates differ for in-person visits versus telehealth visits. The study found that telehealth patients across most medical specialties are less likely to attend follow-up appointments 90 days after a visit compared to in-person appointments. Mental health, physical medicine, and rehabilitation and pain medicine had the highest in-person follow-up rates compared to telehealth visits. The findings show that telemedicine plays an important role in care delivery without requiring additional encounters from patients.