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16-01-2024 | Telemedicine | Concise Research Report

Racial and Ethnic Variation in Healthcare Utilization Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Differential Effects for Overall Versus Telehealth Care

Authors: Taona P. Haderlein, PhD, MA, Alison B. Hamilton, PhD, MPH, Robin M. Masheb, PhD, Rashmi Mullur, MD, Christine A. Lam, MD, MBA, MSHPM, Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH

Published in: Journal of General Internal Medicine | Issue 5/2024

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Minoritized persons reported higher rates of delayed or missed healthcare early in the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Healthcare access disparities following previous disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina and Maria, exemplify the disproportionate negative impacts of catastrophic events on minoritized persons.2,3 Although the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) rapidly expanded telehealth to increase healthcare access in underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic,4 telehealth use disparities exist. It is therefore important to determine if increased telehealth use early in the pandemic compensated for decreased in-person care. We aimed to examine whether pre- to during pandemic change in overall and video VHA visits varied by self-identified race and ethnicity. …
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Title
Racial and Ethnic Variation in Healthcare Utilization Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Differential Effects for Overall Versus Telehealth Care
Authors
Taona P. Haderlein, PhD, MA
Alison B. Hamilton, PhD, MPH
Robin M. Masheb, PhD
Rashmi Mullur, MD
Christine A. Lam, MD, MBA, MSHPM
Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH
Publication date
16-01-2024
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Published in
Journal of General Internal Medicine / Issue 5/2024
Print ISSN: 0884-8734
Electronic ISSN: 1525-1497
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-023-08592-8

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