Medical residents eager to offer telemedicine consults, survey finds

Some physicians and older patients tend to remain skeptical of telemedicine, preferring in-person consultations and office visits. However, medical residents, for whom technology may be a more natural tool, are largely supportive of seeing patients via telemedicine, according to a Medscape report.

According to the survey, 70 percent of medical residents said they would see a patient via videoconferencing. Thirty percent said they wouldn't.

Videoconferencing appeared to be the most popular choice for e-visits, as 63 percent of respondents said they would consult with patients over the phone and 56 percent said they would do so over email.

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