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Telemedicine disparities, adverse outcomes in patients with thoracic cancer

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of 720 patients with thoracic cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients who were Black, had Medicaid, or were from a zip code with a high risk of cancer mortality had increased odds of unsuccessful telemedicine visits compared with their counterparts and unsuccessful telemedicine visits were associated with worse clinical outcomes. These findings suggest that more work is needed to improve telemedicine access for disadvantaged patients.

Authors: Josephine L. Feliciano, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.

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