Telemedicine may improve access to quality care, ‘narrow disparities’ in bariatric surgery

Clinical outcomes at 30 and 60 days and postoperative hospital utilization were similar among patients who received fully remote vs. in-person preoperative care for bariatric surgery, according to results in JAMA Network Open.“Telemedicine use has grown dramatically since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and leads to improved flexibility and better efficiency for patients, providers and hospitals,” Callie Hlavin, MD, MPH, a general surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told Healio. “We believe that telemedicine offers the opportunity toRead More

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