Telemedicine, also referred to as telehealth, is a growing method for the delivery of health care. Using some form of telecommunications technology, such as the internet or a phone, telemedicine allows patients to receive health care services remotely. A recent study found that as access to telemedicine grows, Americans are becoming more comfortable with the idea of using telemedicine for medical consultation, ongoing care to manage a chronic illness, or even urgent health care needs.
This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that felt comfortable with using telemedicine for select issues as of 2018. According to the data, 58 percent of adults would feel comfortable using Skype for a medication consultation, while 48 percent would feel comfortable using it for an urgent health concern.