AJMC® in the Press, February 5, 2021

Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the health care and mainstream press.

An article by STAT News referenced a study published in the January 2021 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®). The study, “Differences in the Use of Telephone and Video Telemedicine Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” found that during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, older, Black, Hispanic, and Spanish-speaking patients exhibited lower use of video vs telephone visits, driven largely by clinician and practice factors.

A piece by Forbes cited a study published in the January 2019 issue of AJMC® titled,Patient and Clinician Experiences With Telehealth for Patient Follow-up Care.” The study indicated that telemedicine visits may be used with established patients for follow-up care without a loss of patient satisfaction, and can improve communication with providers, enhance convenience, and reduce travel time.

An article by ValdostaToday.com spotlighted an article published on AJMC.com, the website of AJMC®. The article, “Cancer Care Delays in COVID-19 Could Lead to Higher Morbidity, Mortality,” indicated that screening and treatments for breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancers saw significant declines in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with oncology care delivery still yet to fully rebound.