Parkinson’s News Today: Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services

recent survey published in Movement Disorders found that telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic were perceived to be a good alternative to in-person health care appointments among people with Parkinson’s disease. Respondents said telehealth reduced travel, was more convenient, was suitable for follow-up appointments, and was preferred for speech-language pathology and mental health sessions. More than 40 percent of respondents reported that video or phone telehealth services were equally or more satisfying than in-person visits across all service types.

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