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US physician group calls for expanded role for telemedicine in medical practice

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4799 (Published 08 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4799
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has strongly endorsed the use of telemedicine in clinical practice in a new position paper.1 “The use of these technologies has been shown to increase patient satisfaction while delivering care that is similar in quality to, and in some cases more efficient than, in-person care and support. Research shows that telemedicine can potentially reduce costs, improve health outcomes, and increase access to primary and specialty care,” the paper said.

The college, which represents internists and internal medicine sub-specialists, …

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