U.S. Telehealth Patients Growing Nearly Six-Fold by 2017

As U.S. medical expenditures are set to rise to more than an estimated $3.7 trillion in 2017, healthcare providers strive to cut costs. They have turned to telehealth, a communications-based method of monitoring chronic diseases and symptoms that could escalate into serious conditions. The number of patients using this service is expected to multiply by nearly a factor of six, from 2012 to 2017.

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U.S. Telehealth Patients Growing Nearly Six-Fold by 2017

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