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Telemedicine appointments reduce risk of further illness

August 31, 2021

Telemedicine appointments combined with in-person visits significantly reduced the risk of further illness for children with medically complex cases, according to results of a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

The study was published today in Pediatrics.

Children with medically complex cases require intense care supervision for conditions like genetic diseases, feeding difficulties, and developmental delays. These children often rely on technology such as feeding tubes or tracheostomies — a tube inserted in the throat to help provide air in the lungs.

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