Efficiency of teleneurology consultation in pediatric care necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Takeaway

  • Telehealth consultation in a pediatric neurology outpatient setting was rapidly and efficiently implemented, indicating potential sustainability post-pandemic.

Why this matters

  • A rapid, unprecedented and generally successful conversion to telehealth for outpatient care has occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Potential implications for outpatient care include greater availability of appointments and reduced patient waiting times, increased adherence to outpatient services, especially in hard-to-reach populations, and decreased financial burden.