I saw a reference to this study on the news. Interesting concept. Sometimes it's hard to get to see a specialist, especially in rural areas.
The study had a small size and high dropout rate, but the lead study author said, "We were able to demonstrate that quality of care and outcomes were the same when children were seen by either method."
Do you think video exams would be a beneficial component of your own asthma care if they were available?
Children with asthma who live miles from specialists might do just as well when doctors treat them via video chats as they do when they visit physicians in person, a small experiment suggests.
Researchers offered kids who lived approximately 70 to 150 miles away from Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, a choice between going there for asthma care or getting checked out with virtual exams at clinics close to home.