COVID-19 means medical providers are coming to a screen near you.
eDrugstore.com, the leader in online lifestyle telemedicine, reports that thanks to the rising acceptance of videoconferencing technology and the need to limit visits to the doctor’s office, the “house call” has returned to the American healthcare industry.
According to eDrugstore.com research, during the 1930s, 40% of all doctor-patient interactions were in the patient’s home. As the medical system changed, however, with the addition of paramedics to handle emergencies and the centralization of medical care, that percentage declined to less than 1% by the 1980s.
In recent months, however, doctors and patients are reconsidering which doctor visits are essential to keep hospitals as clear as possible to treat the COVID-19 pandemic. A CNBC survey of industry analyses has found…
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