Doctors on the ground build economies. Rural areas support Telehealth but as a supplement, not as a replacement.
The article below, by Kaiser Health News, discusses some of the areas of concern surrounding the Telehealth debate. Chief among those concerns: results from this recent study, which found that while use of Telehealth did increase access to services, total patient costs were higher than those from traditional office visits.
Are Virtual Doctor Visits Really Cost-Effective? Not So Much, Study Says