Jones SA, Van Driest S, Sommer EC, Brown MM, Carlson KL, Yared A, Bialostozky A, Bonnet KR, Schlundt DG, Barkin SL. Direct-to-patient telehealth equity: Reaching diverse pediatric populations in primary care. Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare. 2022 Jun 9. PMID: 35679217 [PubMed]
Telehealth is the use of electronic information and technology for long-distance clinical care. In direct-to-patient (DTP) telehealth, the patient initiates care from a personal computer or mobile device to a medical provider. While information on standard clinic-to-clinic telehealth exists, less is known about DTP telehealth in pediatric populations. Using quantitative and qualitative data, we examined DTP telehealth for low-income pediatric patient-families and compared the experience of English and non-English speakers.