Patients more likely to get antibiotics with e-visit, study says

01/16/2013 | Reuters

Patients with sinus or urinary tract infections were more likely to be prescribed antibiotics during an online e-visit than during an in-person office visit, according to a study that compared the two treatment models at four primary care practices. The report in JAMA Internal Medicine estimated that treating UTI patients costs an average of $74 for an e-visit, compared with $93 for an office visit.

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