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Telehealth use lagging in underserved populations

The use of telehealth across the US rose from 6.6% in 2013 to 21.6% in 2016, but telehealth access was least likely among low-income, rural and Medicaid patients, according to a study in Health Affairs. Researchers suggested that the low adoption of telehealth among underserved populations may be due to their inadequate access to remote care providers.

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