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The Doctor will Text you now: are E-visits in your future?

by Suzanne Daniluk, RN on November 30th, 2012

For those tired of interminable waits to see the doctor, help may be on the way.  Some health systems now allow patients to bypass the office by visiting with their doctors virtually.  A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that  outcomes of online diagnoses and treatment for common ailments, such as infection, were as good as when seen in the office, in addition to saving time and money.  However, don’t cancel that in-office appointment just yet, as other studies have unexpectedly shown that gaining e-mail access to doctors actually resulted in more, not fewer, in-person office visits.

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