Minding The Access Gap: Addressing Both The Digital And Transportation Divides To Improve Outcomes
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- Health Affairs
This article discusses how telehealth has improved access to many outpatient services, however, marginalized patients—rural, poor, older, and minority patients—may not have benefitted equally from telehealth’s expansion. This stems, in part, from the “digital divide”—differential access to personal technology or broadband connectivity that results from historic disparities in economic means or educational attainment.