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Although the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the implementation of telemedicine, it is likely here to stay even beyond the pandemic, given its ability to improve access to care by reducing logistic barriers for patients like transportation, time taken off from work, and access for rural populations.1 The rapid adoption of telemedicine resulted in a 12% increase in telemedicine usage among practicing urologists.2 Wider use of telemedicine has potential to ameliorate the worsening workforce shortages in underserved areas that do not have practicing urologists.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research