With the coronavirus pandemic, visits to the doctor’s office have slumped, often replaced with phone and video appointments.
Consulting with doctors remotely and using telemedicine or virtual health care is clearly here to stay and will only grow in the months and years ahead.
But the lack of personal contact and continuity of care with the same physician could have an unintended, and very unfortunate, consequence. It may shorten your life.
A decade ago, a group of researchers from the University of Iowa carried out the first study to evaluate death rates with continuity of care, or the repeated contact between a patient […]