Review: Population-level interest and telehealth capacity of US Hospitals in response to COVID-19 – cross-sectional analysis of Google search and National Hospital Survey data

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Review: Population-level interest and telehealth capacity of US Hospitals in response to COVID-19 – cross-sectional analysis of Google search and National Hospital Survey data

Review: Population-level interest and telehealth capacity of US Hospitals in response to COVID-19 – cross-sectional analysis of Google search and National Hospital Survey data

This study found that interest in telehealth increases with COVID-19 cases, but hospitals may not be adequately responding to that interest.

Researchers examined the population-level internet search volume for telehealth and compared that to the number of COVID-19 cases and the proportion of hospitals that adopted a telehealth system. They found that interest in telehealth increased as the number of COVID-19 cases increased. They also found a higher interest in telehealth in the Northeast and West, whereas the proportion of hospitals that were using telehealth was higher in the Midwest.

There was not an association between interest in telehealth and the proportion of hospitals that adopted it.

|2020-04-15T20:11:58-04:00April 15th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Population-level interest and telehealth capacity of US Hospitals in response to COVID-19 – cross-sectional analysis of Google search and National Hospital Survey data

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