Direct-to-consumer care in COVID-19 and other public health crises

Ashley Watson, Janel H. Johnson, Leah Bailey

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Abstract

Direct-to-consumer care (DTC) is a popular subset of telemedicine ideal for delivering large volumes of health care during a pandemic or other public health crisis conditions. DTC has the potential to relieve the burden of health care shortages and improve patient safety and outcomes during widespread disease. Below is a brief discussion exploring perspectives and evidence for DTC as a business modality, including the advantages and disadvantages of using DTC for providing health care during a pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-32
Number of pages3
JournalOsteopathic Family Physician
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Direct-to-consumer care
  • Pandemic
  • Public health

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