Title

Identifying Trends in Patient Characteristics and Visit Details During the Transition to Teledermatology: Experience at a Single Tertiary Referral Center

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Dermatology; Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Publication Date

2020-11-27

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Dermatology | Infectious Disease | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases | Telemedicine | Virus Diseases

Abstract

Teledermatology is cost effective, accurate, and has the potential to increase access to care for rural and minority populations.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of telehealth services was mainly limited by reimbursement restrictions. However, during the pandemic, emergency legislation mandating telehealth coverage swept across the nation, resulting in an 8,336% increase in telehealth claims from April 2019 to April 2020. This steep increase provides an opportunity to evaluate how the transition to telehealth has impacted the practice of dermatology. The purpose of this study was to compare trends in teledermatology and in-person visits to begin to explore how we can optimize teledermatology moving forward.

Keywords

telehealth, teledermatology, access, health policy, remote care, COVID-19

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.jaad.2020.11.040

Source

Krueger S, Leonard N, Modest N, Flahive J, Guilarte-Walker Y, Rashighi M, LaChance AH. Identifying Trends in Patient Characteristics and Visit Details During the Transition to Teledermatology: Experience at a Single Tertiary Referral Center. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Nov 27:S0190-9622(20)33084-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.11.040. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33253853. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

33253853

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