Cardiovascular screenings fall as telehealth moves in

Primary care visits declined dramatically after the COVID-19 public health emergency started and screenings for common cardiovascular risk factors fell sharply, cross-sectional data showed.

Despite a huge uptick in telemedicine, the overall number of primary care consultations dropped by about 21% during the second quarter of 2020, compared with average volumes during the second quarters of 2018 and 2019.

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