Pediatric neurology care by telemedicine versus in-person and hospital utilization

Takeaway

  • The rates of all-cause and neurologic-related hospital encounters were approximately 4 times and 2 times lower, respectively, among children who received pediatric neurology consultations by telemedicine compared with in-person.

Why this matters

    By improving access to pediatric neurology consultations in underserved communities via telemedicine, the utilization of high-cost hospital services may be reduced.