Nearly 8 months of dealing with the coronavirus crisis has brought telehealth to the forefront. As a matter of survival, healthcare providers turned to telehealth as clinics and hospitals began shutting down in the spring. Yet one type of care seemed to flourish with telehealth even before the pandemic hit: chronic pain care. Now we learn something rather interesting about it.
Data recently shared at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists demonstrates that virtual care for chronic pain gets high marks among patients. Even more interesting is that the data comes from a 2019 study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Even before the pandemic forced doctors to embrace telehealth, chronic pain patients opting … Read the rest