What are the Effects of Telemedicine in a Safety Net Setting?

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How well does telemedicine work in a safety net healthcare setting? Pretty well, it turns out.

Source: MedCityNews.com
By: Erin Dietsche

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzed the effect of a teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening program on both screening wait times and screening rates in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. The LAC DHS, which serves underinsured and uninsured patients, is “the largest publicly operated county safety net health care system in the United States,” the study points out. It serves more than 800,000 patients each year.

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