Remote access to doctors may drive up health costs?

Remote access to doctors may drive up health cost

Telehealth proponents say the technology can reduce healthcare spending by letting patients connect with doctors from home, but a new study from Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corp. suggests that telemedicine may instead be raising costs.
The research notes that telehealth boosts access to care but can also increase spending by encouraging more people to obtain treatment for minor ailments.
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