Direct to Consumer Care in COVID-19 and Other Public Health Crises

  • Ashley Watson, OMS-IV Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, Tulsa, OK
  • Janel H. Johnson DO, MPH Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, Tulsa, OK
  • Leah Bailey DO, FAAP Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, Tulsa, OK

Abstract

Direct-to-consumer care (DTC) is a popular subset of telemedicine ideal for delivering large volumes of health care during a pandemic or other public health crisis conditions. DTC has the potential to relieve the burden of health care shortages and improve patient safety and outcomes during widespread disease. Below is a brief discussion exploring perspectives and evidence for DTC as a business modality, including the advantages and disadvantages of using DTC for providing health care during a pandemic.

Published
2020-08-30
How to Cite
Ashley Watson, OMS-IV, Janel H. Johnson DO, MPH, and Leah Bailey DO, FAAP. “Direct to Consumer Care in COVID-19 and Other Public Health Crises”. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 12, no. 5, Aug. 2020, pp. 30-32, doi:10.33181/12054.