Telemedicine in Peru as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspective from a Country with Limited Internet Access

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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 May 17:tpmd210255. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0255. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to the worldwide implementation of telemedicine because of the need for medical care for patients, especially those with chronic diseases. This perspective paper presents the current situation of telemedicine in Peru, showing advances in regulation, cases of successful implementation, and the current challenges. Access to health should be available to all, and more efforts need to be implemented to offer access to the internet to achieve high-quality telemedicine to all the vulnerable groups in Peru.

PMID:33999847 | DOI:10.4269/ajtmh.21-0255