Online Medical House Calls

3 Mar ’05

The NYT has a story on the growth in online medical advice as doctors begin to deliver it via email and dedicated online messaging systems.

Is this the first step towards medical outsourcing?  Once the initial office visit is done, and all records are electronic, can follow-up advice be provided from Bangalore as easily as from Berkeley?

Via Infectious Greed, we already know that there is a developing market in outsourced surgery (at one-tenth the price) – why not advice?

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