January 16th, 2013

Study Asks: Are e-Visits as Good as Office Appointments?

By Logan Lafferty

"E-visits" to the doctor? According to a U.S. study, they may be just as effective as in-person office visits for uncomplicated ailments such as sinus infections and urinary tract infections - and much cheaper…"All over the country, more and more of these e-visits are taking place," said James Rohrer, a family medicine doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who has studied online care…"If you're not feeling well, getting cleaned up and going into a clinic may not be too attractive," said Rohrer, who was not part of the study. And with e-visits, "there are no parking problems."

Reuters

Tags: Dr. James Rohrer, e-visits, in-person visits, online care, Patient Care, Research, Reuters

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