Telehealthcare adoption remains much higher than prepandemic levels, but adoption hasn’t been uniform across geographical locations. Partner Alex Harris and coauthors estimate that more than 50 million in-person visits per year could be converted to virtual or telemedicine visits if adoption were extended equally across patient segments. In general, virtual-healthcare adoption is higher in urban areas than rural areas, while patient segments with limited access to in-person care, such as rural counties, still have relatively fewer virtual visits.

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To read the article, see “Is virtual care delivering on its promise of improving access?,” January 9, 2023.