NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery: Telemedicine Is Mainstream Care Delivery

In this recent survey, a majority of respondents credited telemedicine with improving patient health, providing good quality care and increasing access for vulnerable populations. However, the results also point to challenges that must be addressed as this field becomes more established. Of U.S. respondents, 71 percent reported that telemedicine has improved patient health, while a similar proportion said it provides at least moderate quality specialty or mental health care. For primary care, that share was 81 percent. When responses across all countries are included, the results differ only slightly from those of U.S. respondents. The responses demonstrate a clear need for telemedicine beyond the pandemic. For additional coverage, see Weill Cornell Medicine.