Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2021 05 3;32(2):207-221. Epub 2021 Feb 3.
Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders, National Program Office, Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20571, USA; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, 325 9th Avenue, Box 359612, Seattle, WA 98104, USA. Electronic address:
Telehealth reduces disparities that result from physical disabilities, difficulties with transportation, geographic barriers, and scarcity of specialists, which are commonly experienced by individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been an international leader in the use of virtual health. The VA's SCI/D System of Care is the nation's largest coordinated system of lifelong care for people with SCI/D and has implemented the use of telehealth to ensure that Veterans with SCI/D have convenient access to their health care, particularly during the restrictions that were imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More