The US Population Is Becoming More Comfortable with Using Telehealth Services

The number of adults in the US comfortable talking to healthcare practitioners about their health concerns—either virtually or over the phone—is increasing, according to recent data from YouGov.

In April, 74% of respondents said they were very or somewhat comfortable with telemedicine instead of in-person appointments. That’s an increase of 9 percentage points from November 2019. This data indicates that not only are more people comfortable sharing health information digitally, but that they may continue using telemedicine services beyond the pandemic.

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