New Nationwide Poll Shows an Increased Popularity for Telehealth Services
Center for Connected Health Policy
Expansion of telehealth is welcomed by most Americans.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) completed a new national public opinion poll finding that expansion of telehealth is welcomed by most Americans. Nearly 4 in 10 reported having used telehealth services, nearly 6 in 10 said they would use telehealth for mental health services, and more than 1 in 3 said they prefer telehealth. In addition, more individuals seem to have used telehealth via video (69%) than via phone (38%). Perception of the quality of telehealth appears to have improved as well, at 45% up from 40% last year. The results came from a recent online survey of 1,000 adults – additional information on the poll and its findings can be accessed on the APA website - https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/New-Nationwide-Poll-Shows-an-Increased-Popularity-for-Telehealth-Services.