Did you know that while only one in 10 Canadians had a virtual care visit or consultation in 2018, seven in 10 reported they would take the opportunity if it was available to them?
Virtual care is not a substitute for in-person consultations, but rather a complement. It’s a convenient and timely way for patients to access health care providers. For patients in rural or remote communities, virtual care is a way to access services that may not be available near their home. For patients with mobility issues, it’s a way to access care without further compromising their health. And for patients seeking the best care available, it’s a way to consult with specialists outside of their province or territory.
Virtual care can significantly improve the health of Canadians, but there remain too many barriers to make it happen.
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