• Research sheds light on opportunities and constraints in self-directed care during the pandemic

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    As the U.S. population ages, the number of people receiving long-term services and supports in their own home has grown, including the use of self-directed care.
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  • Virtual primary care visits did not increase ED use during pandemic

    Virtual primary care visits did not increase ED use during pandemic

    9 days ago - By Healio

    A recent study in CMAJ found no association between a shift to virtual care during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in ED visits.
    Researchers said the findings suggest that patients did not use the ED as a substitution for primary care visits due to a lack of availability of in-person care.
    Virtual care offered a safer alternative to in-person care and several other benefits during the pandemic, Nadine Chami, PhD, a health economist at Avalon Health Economics LLC in Los Angeles, and colleagues wrote. Despite that, physicians in Canada had rarely utilized telehealth prior
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