mHealth Intelligence: Parents, Patients Prefer Telehealth, In-Person Combo for Asthma Care
A recent study by UC Davis Health found that young adult patients and parents of pediatric patients appreciated the convenience of using telehealth for asthma care but found in-person care to be more effective in certain circumstances. Patients who had a different primary language were less likely to use telehealth for asthma care during the pandemic, compared to patients who primarily spoke English. This suggests the need for additional strategies that address health equity in the virtual care world. The study shows that alternating telemedicine and in-person visits for routine asthma care is the preferred mode of care for many parents.