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Myth: Virtual Visits Are Only for Patients Living in Remote Communities

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06 April 2017

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Myth: Virtual visits are only for patients living in remote communities.

Fact: Canada is a world leader in the use of telehealth, which has revolutionized access to care in remote communities. In fact, many Canadians face barriers to accessing care regardless of where they live, and virtual visits can reduce these barriers, such as taking time off work for an appointment and transportation and childcare costs.

Source: Telehealth Benefits and Adoption: Connecting People and Providers (Summary), 2011. Valuing Time Saved: Assessing the Impact of Patient Time Saved from the Adoption of Consumer Health Solutions, Conference Board of Canada, September 2012

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