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eClinic: increasing use of telehealth as a risk reduction strategy during the covid-19 pandemic
  1. Michael T Kemp,
  2. Aaron M Williams,
  3. Hasan B Alam
  1. Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hasan B Alam; alamh{at}


Prior to the covid-19 pandemic, telehealth was already being rapidly adopted nationally by healthcare systems. During the covid-19 pandemic, increased use of telehealth may be considered as a risk reduction strategy. Benefits of this strategy may be conferred to both patients and health providers.

  • infections
  • delivery of health care
  • health care quality, access, and evaluation

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