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. 2020 Jun;42(6):1317-1321.
doi: 10.1002/hed.26197. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Optimizing Your Telemedicine Visit During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practice Guidelines for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

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Optimizing Your Telemedicine Visit During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practice Guidelines for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Aman Prasad et al. Head Neck. .

Abstract

The COVID-19 epidemic has resulted in many hospitals and practices to cancel in-person outpatient clinic visits, where head and neck patients receive their critical longitudinal care. Out of necessity, most practices have been encouraged to use telemedicine as a method to maintain a continuum of care with their patients. As a result, the prevalence of telemedicine has grown rapidly during this pandemic, without allowing the physicians and patients to be adequately educated on how best to utilize the services. There is a steep learning curve as we have learned, and our goal is to provide guidelines for both patients and physicians, as well as a valuable patient handout in preparation for their visit.

Keywords: COVID-19; cancer; patient care; telehealth; telemedicine.

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