mHealth Intelligence: Telemedicine expands care access for spine patients

study published in the Global Spine Journal found that visits conducted through telemedicine increased accessibility for spine patients with low socioeconomic status. Spine patients missed 51.3 percent of in-person appointments, significantly higher than the 24.7 percent of telemedicine appointments that patients did not attend, among other findings. Researchers concluded that telemedicine was a helpful care delivery method for spine surgeons and patients were less likely to miss virtual appointments compared to in-person appointments

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