A recent study of virtual care concluded that the ability for intensivists and other specialists to consult or evaluate certain patients remotely could:
- Help to conserve PPE
- Limit exposures bidirectionally
- Allow for a centralized consult workforce to service multiple hospitals
- Facilitate rapid triage and disposition of non COVID-19 emergencies during this crisis
Virtual care can help minimize the burden of exposure to those specialists with the benefit of no additional strain on PPE supply.