Top 10 Tips: Telemedicine Statistics

Top 10 Tips: Telemedicine Statistics

Telemedicine is here to stay, particularly given how it has changed and is changing the healthcare sector as per discussions over at With each passing day, more and more patients are becoming open to the idea of receiving medical care through telemedicine, given its benefits, all of which are covered in detail over at If you have doubts about the growth of telemedicine, then this article will erase them through the following tips on telemedicine statistics.

Number of telemedicine patients in the U.S

As per discussions on the same over at, there were about 7 million telemedicine patients in the U.S. in 2018, and that number has since gone up, even more, falling just short of the 10 million mark in 2020. The growth in numbers, as per the gurus over at, has been attributed to the fact that more and more practitioners have adopted telemedicine, with more and more patients being open to the idea as well, with this growth set to continue going forward.

Percentage of employers offering telemedicine

As is revealed in discussions over at, we are seeing an increase in the number of employers offering telemedicine options as part of their on-site healthcare. The numbers, as far as this percentage is concerned, have been increasing steadily since 2013, and that number is now set to hit the 90% mark in 2020 for midsize to large employers. This is a good thing for employees out there.

Patient satisfaction as far as telemedicine is concerned

One of the cornerstones of healthcare services, as per the gurus over at, is patient satisfaction, which plays a crucial role in how patients relate to a particular service. In this regard, telemedicine seems to be doing very well, with about 79% of patients saying that a telemedicine visit is more convenient and offers better patient satisfaction as compared to an in-person visit, as covered in more detail over at

Patients willing to schedule a telemedicine visit

Another statistic worth pointing out is the number of patients in the U.S. willing to schedule a telemedicine visit. According to statistics, covered in more detail over at, over 75% of patients surveyed revealed that they were willing to schedule a telemedicine visit, which just goes to show its growth. There was a time when that statistic was pretty low as many people were still skeptical about telemedicine. The fact that the number is now at 75% and growing just goes to show the growth and popularity of telemedicine.

Percentage of outcomes

One of the biggest concerns for patients, as revealed in discussions over at, is that the outcomes as far as treatment through telemedicine wouldn’t be as good as those of treatment through in-person visits. However, this has been debunked by statistics that show that an impressive 91% of health outcomes were just as good or, in some cases, even better via telemedicine as compared to in-person visits. This is something that will fuel the growth of telemedicine going forward.

Development of more telemedicine programs

Another key statistic that just goes to show how quickly telemedicine is growing and is set to grow going forward is the fact that over 90% of surveyed healthcare executives revealed that their organizations were either expanding their telemedicine programs or were developing them, as is discussed in more detail over at This means that going forward, we are likely to see more and more telemedicine programs and platforms, growing the industry even more.

Market value as far as telemedicine is concerned

If you want to know how big an industry is, then you should take a look at their global market value, and in this regard, telemedicine is doing very well indeed. Statistics, as seen in discussions on the same over at, show that the market value for telemedicine is set to hit the $36 billion mark in 2020, showing tremendous growth considering it was about $14 billion in 2013. It shows how far telemedicine has come in the last 7 years or so, with this growth set to continue going forward.

State legislation on matters telemedicine

The statistics also show that over 40 states in the U.S. have got some form of legislation as far as telemedicine is concerned, with there being about 250 pieces of legislation on matters telemedicine as per discussions on the same over at On top of that, more than half of all states have passed laws mandating insurance companies to cover telemedicine services, which is good news for patients out there. This number is also set to go up as more and more states become alive to the importance of telemedicine.

Number of physicians using telemedicine

The growth of telemedicine, as explained over at, has meant that physicians using telemedicine are not in the minority anymore. This has been confirmed by statistics that show that just under 70% of healthcare professionals, encompassing physicians, nurses, and others, are either using some form of telemedicine or are planning to shortly. This number, is also set to go up in the coming years as more and more healthcare professionals embrace telemedicine.

Telemedicine and birth control

One of the areas where telemedicine has found great use is in helping women access birth control prescriptions, with a detailed write-up on the same to be found over at It has particularly been helpful for women between the ages of 18 and 43, with 42% of women in this age demographic preferring to get their birth control prescriptions online through telemedicine, with this number set to go up going forward.

The above discussion only scratches the surface as far as telemedicine statistics are concerned, and there is more where that came from over at the ever-reliable