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Telehealth Bolsters Maternal Care Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction

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Telehealth Bolsters Maternal Care Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction

Telehealth matters...

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  • The US has the highest maternal death rate among high-income countries. Replacing or supplementing in-person with telehealth led to positive clinical outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction. This was particularly true for mental health, general maternal care, and diabetes during pregnancy.

  • Telehealth holds great promise for use in maternal healthcare, a review of studies has found. Access to telehealth services is an understudied area that remains important because of the difficulties many face accessing technological resources.

  • Other areas of study include defining any potential harms of telehealth and defining evidence in clinical settings.

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