COVID-19 and the resurgence of telehealth in otolaryngology

Christina H. Fang, Richard V. Smith

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Abstract

The objective of this review is to examine the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the use of telehealth in Otolaryngology. The use of telemedicine rose dramatically during the pandemic to meet the need for continued patient care while allowing for physical separation of providers and patients. Telemedicine has been used to evaluate patients with a variety of pathologies including dysphonia, vertigo, and anosmia. Innovative use of at-home exams, such as video-otoscopy has aided providers in overcoming challenges associated with a highly specialized physical exam. The use of telemedicine in Otolaryngology will likely remain essential in the post-pandemic era and has promising results for improving clinical efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-164
Number of pages7
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Medicare
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pandemic
  • Telehealth
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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