The US Department of Health and Human Services looks at telehealth use in 2021…
Data from the National Health Interview Survey
- In 2021, 37.0% of adults used telemedicine in the past 12 months.
- Telemedicine use increased with age, and was higher among women (42.0%) compared with men (31.7%).
- Non-Hispanic White (39.2%) and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native (40.6%) adults were more likely to use telemedicine compared with Hispanic (32.8%), non-Hispanic Black (33.1%), and non-Hispanic Asian (33.0%) adults.
- The percentage of adults who used telemedicine increased with education level and varied by family income.
- The percentage of adults who used telemedicine varied by region and decreased with decreasing urbanization level.
Turns out we’re a little behind in the race in the Midwest…