OUTCOMES

The most recent issue of JAMA Dermatology had a study from a group at UC Davis that compared outcomes in patients with atopic dermatitis who were managed with regular office visits or online dermatology visits. In both groups there were significant improvements and the online patients did just as well as the patients who were seen in the office. What was notable is that this study was done in a rural area where patients travel large distances to see medical specialists. The travel burden for the online visitors was vastly less.