Medscape: Telemedicine in Cancer Care: Not All Patients Can Access

Newly released study findings demonstrated that despite the increased use in telemedicine among patients across more than 20 cancer types, inequities in its usage remain. The largest disparity in telemedicine use was in people based on socioeconomic status —10.6% of patients living in the lowest socioeconomic status areas partook in telemedicine care compared with 23.6% of patients in areas with the highest socioeconomic status. Bloomberg reports that the study authors recommend making telehealth access permanent as a first step towards addressing disparities.

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