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The adoption of telemedicine has risen sharply and quickly across the United States, and it has been particularly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This rapid growth of telemedicine as a replacement or supplement to usual, in-person care triggered many uncertainties and concerns for pregnant people as they had to navigate frequent prenatal and postpartum healthcare visits under risk of COVID-19 exposure.

In an effort to better understand the effectiveness and harms of telehealth strategies for the delivery of maternal health care, PCORI commissioned a rapid review of evidence on the topic, with a compressed timeline in order to inform our future research investments.

The evidence synthesized in this rapid review indicates that telehealth for maternal health care delivery is a promising alternative and/or supplement to usual, in-person care. Equally important are the evidence gaps identified in this review that point us to future research priorities.

Learn more in this PCORI blog post and an accompanying article in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Posted: July 30, 2022

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