Despite the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic, some Americans would think twice about seeking medical care due to cost, according to our recent survey. But, they're open to the idea of using telemedicine services as an alternate way to talk to a doctor online for treatment and care.
More than 1,000 respondents answered questions about their personal interest in telemedicine, especially in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Though many of our respondents are aware of this virtual healthcare alternative, many have not used it as an option yet.
Telemedicine connects people with board-certified medical professionals via phone or video chat, allowing doctors to virtually evaluate, diagnose and treat their patients who have non-emergency medical needs. And using telemedicine to avoid the waiting room means reducing your exposure to germs and COVID-19.
Here are our survey results.
The above results were gathered through an online poll of more than 1,000 Americans between the ages of 18-64. The poll was conducted from March 20, 2020 to March 23, 2020, gleaning representative samples from each state based on population.