Mapping virtual care

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.

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