Patients Satisfied With Neurological Telehealth Follow-Up Care, Study Finds

A new study published in Telemedicine and e-Health has found the vast majority of patients from rural areas provided with neurologic follow-up care through the use of telehealth technologies were satisfied with the results.

For the study, 354 patients who received teleneurology follow-up care over a two-year period were examined. The patients were from rural areas located in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. The patients suffered from a variety of neurological disorders, with most suffering from Parkinson's disease and seizure disorders.

The study found 90 percent of the patients reported they were "fully satisfied" with the follow-up care they received. The study also found 89 percent of the patients said receiving neurological telehealth follow-up care was more convenient than traveling to a main medical center to receive the services. The patients saved over 115,000 miles in travel by using teleneurology, according to the study.

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