Appropriateness of Telemedicine Versus In-Person Care

A Qualitative Exploration of Psychiatrists' Decision Making

Published in: Psychiatric Services (2022). doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202100519

Posted on RAND.org on May 13, 2022

by Lori Uscher-Pines, Amanda Parks, Jessica L. Sousa, Pushpa Raja, Ateev Mehrotra, Haiden A. Huskamp, Alisa B. Busch

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Psychiatrists perceived that most patients are good candidates for telemedicine visits in the context of hybrid care models. Patient preference and situational factors, such as access to private spaces, rather than any particular diagnosis or patient demographic characteristic, drove telemedicine versus in-person care.

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