New study finds that majority of patients and families value convenience of outpatient palliative care telemedicine visits, with some drawbacks.

In a study published in the Palliative Medicine Reports, Brook Calton, MD, MHS, et al. explore the experience of patients and families who received palliative care via telemedicine. The majority of participants rated telemedicine visits highly, and felt comfortable discussing sensitive topics through video calls, but had a few concerns (e.g. the platform). The study concludes that due to the growth of telemedicine during Covid-19, there is a need for further research in understanding the impact on quality of care, mitigating any negative effects of telemedicine within a diverse population of patients.

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