Title

Patient and Clinician Attitudes Toward Telemedicine for Allergy and Immunology.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2022

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2022.05.008; PMCID: PMC9124630

Abstract

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.

Journal Title

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract

Volume

10

Issue

10

First Page

2493

Last Page

2499

MeSH Keywords

Attitude; COVID-19; Humans; Hypersensitivity; Pandemics; Patient Satisfaction; Telemedicine

Keywords

Allergy/immunology; Patient satisfaction; Provider satisfaction; Telehealth; Telemedicine

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