Telemedicine exams result in antibiotics as often as regular exams, study finds

Telemedicine is growing rapidly, yet there is relatively little research about the quality of such services. A new study finds that patients treated for an acute respiratory infection by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic as patients who are treated by a physician face-to-face. The report is the first to assess quality of direct-to-consumer telemedicine as compared to in-person care for common acute respiratory infections. —> Read More