Low adaptation of Telehealth by General Practitioners

As of 2016 only 15% of General Practitioners working in practices use telemedicine for patient consultation according to a study published on Health Affairs. 11% of physicians used telemedicine to interact with other health care professionals. The study suggest that there is a correlation between the size of the practices and the use of telemedicine. For small practices the financial outlay for implementation has been the most common reason for the lack of adaptation.

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