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Title:Telehealth's Effect on Rural Veteran Healthcare and Mobility
Principal Investigators:Del Peterson and Jill Hough
Start Date:April 2023
RiP #:01892357
Keywords:COVID-19, health care, military personnel, public transit, rural areas, savings, shortages, telecommunications


The main objective of this research is to identify veterans utilizing telehealth for their medical needs and to quantify the transportation cost savings associated with this technology. Secondary objectives will include analyzing the role of telehealth in rural America, and how the COVID-19 pandemic along with public transportation workforce shortages has led to a substantial increase in telehealth usage among veterans.

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