mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth Cut Missed Appointments Among Kids With TB by 11 Percent
A study published in the Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease journal found the implementation of telehealth had a significant impact on missed follow-up appointments among pediatric patients with tuberculosis infections (TBI), reducing the rate of missed visits by 11.1 percent. Before implementing telehealth, 16.9 percent of TBI patients missed appointments between 2016 and 2019. In 2021, after telehealth services were implemented, 54.2 percent of follow-up TBI visits took place virtually. The missed follow-up appointment rate for children with TBI declined from 16.9 percent to 5.8 percent.