Teleurology

Here’s What A Study Found on Implementing Teleurology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth had been used sparingly in urology. Urologists at the University of Virginia found it to be feasible and highly accepted by patients.

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Teleurology

Emerging Technologies

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth had been used sparingly in urology. Urologists at the University of Virginia found it to be feasible and highly accepted by patients.

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Prevention Challenges

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