Patient and Clinician Attitudes Toward Telemedicine for Allergy and Immunology.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2022.05.008; PMCID: PMC9124630
The use of telemedicine has increased in allergy/immunology, with rapid uptake of its use during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Existing data indicate an overall positive view of telemedicine by patients, particularly during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. However, patients and clinicians prefer in-person visits for specific types of allergy/immunology encounters, such as those requiring a physical examination or diagnostic testing. The most data for telemedicine exist with asthma, and provide a model for treatment technique, therapeutic monitoring, and education in other allergic and immunologic conditions. Clinician satisfaction is also necessary for telemedicine to be an enduring option for patient/clinician interactions, and this is influenced by a multitude of factors, including technology quality, reimbursement, and maintenance of patient/clinician relationships. Areas of future research should include the need for more outcome data in additional disease states, which will likely help facilitate improved logistical policies around telemedicine that would facilitate its adoption.
J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
Attitude; COVID-19; Humans; Hypersensitivity; Pandemics; Patient Satisfaction; Telemedicine
Allergy/immunology; Patient satisfaction; Provider satisfaction; Telehealth; Telemedicine
Ramsey A, Mustafa SS, Portnoy JM. Patient and Clinician Attitudes Toward Telemedicine for Allergy and Immunology. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2022;10(10):2493-2499. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2022.05.008