Therapists across the globe are advocating that telehealth delivery be covered by our licenses (and reimbursed by insurers). Now, more than ever, I think it’s important to examine the research that backs up these efforts.
The reality is that even before COVID-19, telehealth was showing significant promise to help reach more clients, and even improve outcomes.
This week’s article is a randomized control trial (RCT) from one of the world’s most influential journals: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). And, the results indicate that telehealth delivered to stroke patients to address UE motor deficits appeared to be just as effective as similar care care that was delivered in a clinic.
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Cramer, S. C., Dodakian, L., Le, V., See, J., Augsburger, R., Mckenzie, A., … Janis, S. (2019). Efficacy of Home-Based Telerehabilitation vs In-Clinic Therapy for Adults After Stroke. JAMA Neurology, 76(9), 1079. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.1604
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