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Disruptions in Rheumatology Care and the Rise of Telehealth in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Community Practice–Based Network

By June 14, 2022June 15th, 2022COVID-19, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Using data from a community practice-based rheumatologist network, George et al. explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rheumatology care and the use of telehealth. It was found that COVID-19 led to large disruptions in rheumatology care; these disruptions were only partially offset by increases in telehealth use and disproportionately affected racial/ethnic minorities and patients with lower socioeconomic status.

 

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