Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Can Deliver Routine Care to Affected People Following Natural Disasters
Rand Corporation. (2018). Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Can Deliver Routine Care to Affected People Following Natural Disasters.
This press release describes the findings of the 2018 Uscher-Pines, et al. report, “The Role of Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine in Caring for People Impacted by Natural Disasters.” Specifically, the study found that the most frequent diagnoses during the first month post-hurricane included acute respiratory illnesses and skin problems, and “during the first week post-hurricane, telemedicine visits for chronic conditions, advice, counseling and refills, and back and joint concerns, including injuries, were more common among people affected by the hurricanes than among the other patients treated by the service.”