Tag Archives: Telemedicine

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds

Sniffling, sore-throated kids seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor’s office or clinic, according to a new study. Many of those prescriptions disregarded medical guidelines, raising the risk they could cause side effects or contribute to the rise of antibiotic-resistant germs. “I understand… Read More »

Telemedicine use for treating substance use disorder remains low, despite unmet need

Despite the enormous unmet need for treatment of substance use disorders and the promise of telemedicine to fill some of the gaps in care, the tool remains woefully underused, according to research led by investigators from the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. The study, published in the December issue of Health Affairs, analyzed patterns… Read More »