37 percent of adults have used telemedicine in the last year

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…

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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