80% of physicians prefer in-person visits over telehealth, study says

Eighty percent of physicians said they would prefer to provide little to no telehealth visits in the future, according to an April 3 study published in Health Affairs

Three key findings from the study:

  1. Thirty-six percent of patients said they would prefer video or phone care.

  2. Sixty-percent of physicians said telehealth visits provided less quality of care compared to in-person visits.

  3. Ninety percent of patients and physicians said lack of physical examination was one of the main reasons they did not prefer telehealth visits. 

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