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Telehealth use surged in 2017
Modern Healthcare

Telehealth use jumped 53% from 2016 to 2017, outpacing all other sites of care, according to a new report.

Telehealth utilization grew nearly twice as fast in urban than rural areas over that span, according to a new white paper from Fair Health, which parsed its database of 28 billion commercial insurance claims, the largest repository in the country. National use of urgent-care centers increased 14%, followed by retail clinics at 7% and ambulatory surgery centers at 6%, while emergency department utilization declined 2%.

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