Urology Practice: Comparison of Patient Satisfaction and Safety Outcomes for Postoperative Telemedicine vs Face-to-Face Visits in Urology: Results of the Randomized Evaluation and Metrics Observing Telemedicine Efficacy (REMOTE) Trial

This study evaluated patient satisfaction and outcomes of postoperative face-to-face (F2F) versus telemedicine visits for adult ambulatory urological surgeries in an urban academic center. The study found that while both cohorts were equally satisfied with their postoperative visit, the telemedicine cohort saved a significant amount of time and money associated with travel. The findings suggest telemedicine should be offered as an alternative to F2F for routine postoperative care for certain ambulatory urological surgeries.