In long-term-care settings — where help with the everyday is needed by the disabled and chronically ill but especially older adults — health care costs tend to boom.
On top of the $248 daily price tag as of 2012 for a private room in a nursing home, for example, the frequent doctor’s visits that come with age or chronic ailment send costs high in the sky — for the residents and their nursing homes, as well as the families, hospitals and insurers.
But telehealth, or bringing the doctor to the patient remotely via audio-video interaction, is growing in its potential to put a plug in the long-term-care money drain.
Read the full article in the Physician Leadership Library.
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