Becker's Healthcare April 15, 2021
Alia Paavola

Small physician practices view the rise in virtual care models, including telemedicine and other remote consultations, as a threat to their business, a new analysis published in the National Library of Medicine suggests.

For the study, University of Colorado-Denver researchers analyzed how 270 small healthcare businesses perceived the shift to virtual care and how it affected sustainability. The survey included responses from 82 medical clinics, 99 small physician offices and 89 pharmacies.

The analysis found that the perception of the remote and virtual care boom varied among the three groups. Small physician offices had the most negative perception of remote and virtual care, believing that the boom came with negative effects, including a decline in revenue and a threat to...

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