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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Key considerations in ensuring a safe regional telehealth care model: a systematic review.

Haveland S, Islam S. Telemed J E Health. 2021;Epub May 7.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many health systems and providers pivoted from in-person services to telehealth visits. Authors conducted a review of 21 studies evaluating the safety of telehealth visits. Three major themes emerged (telehealth experience, outcomes, and risks) along with several subthemes. Overall, the results suggest patients and clinicians have positive experiences and comparable health outcomes.