Facts about Telemedicine
In one survey, 21% of patients said not having to travel to the doctor’s visit was the top benefit of telemedicine, while 20% said it was the ability to be cared for from their homes. [view source](https://onlinemd.co)
Almost 75% of all doctor, urgent care, and ER visits are either unnecessary or could be handled safely and effectively over the phone or video. [view source](https://onlinemd.co)
About 20% of Americans live in rural areas without easy access to primary care or specialist medical services. [view source](https://onlinemd.co)
### *Telehealth can help out even in instances of chronic & specialty care*, especially where patients are geographically-distant or homebound.