Telehealth used in 30.1% of visits during COVID-19 pandemic

by Larry Emmott on March 2, 2021

in Corona Pandemic,Health Care Politics,Telemedicine

Telehealth visits accounted for approximately 30% of total outpatient visits early in the COVID-19 pandemic, with uptake varying among specialties and by patient characteristics…

…Among specialties, telehealth was used at least once by 67.7% of endocrinologists, 57% of gastroenterologists and 56.3% of neurologists. However, the use of telehealth was considerably lower among some specialties, with just 3.3% of optometrists, 6.6% of physical therapists, 9.3% of ophthalmologists and 20.7% of orthopedic surgeons using teleh

Source: Telehealth used in 30.1% of visits during COVID-19 pandemic

From the ADA via Becker’s

The percentage of respondents by dental specialty who said they were using any kind of virtual service:

  • Pediatric dentist: 75.2 percent
  • Orthodontist: 62 percent
  • Prosthodontist: 42.3 percent
  • Dental surgical specialist: 38.5 percent
  • General practice: 33.1 percent
  • Periodontist: 32.3 percent

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