AMA poll: Most physicians continuing to use telehealth

AMA poll: most physicians continuing to use telehealth

The majority of physicians have embraced telehealth and expect to use it even more in the future, according to the results of a survey released by the American Medical Association.

The survey, which included 2,232 physician respondents, was conducted as a follow-up to the 2020 COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition survey.

According to the results of the survey, most physicians are using telehealth (85%), and most users (93%) are conducting live, interactive video visits with patients, while 69% are conducting audio-only visits. Only 8% of respondents report using remote patient monitoring technologies (e.g., smartphone camera, blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeters, and body weight scales); 76% report that these data are usually shared manually (either over the phone or via email). Six in 10 respondents agree or strongly agree that telehealth enabled them to provide high-quality care, while just over half (56%) are motivated to increase telehealth use in their practices.

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