The number of confirmed flu hospitalizations in Ohio this season is now more than triple the five-year average.
Because the outbreak is so bad, many doctors are telling those who are sick with the virus to stay away from hospitals to keep it from spreading. Cleveland Clinic is using technology to make sure those patients are still seen by a doctor without having to leave their house.
“Last month, it was 50,” noted Dr. Matthew Faiman. “We’re doubling because of flu season just revved up.”
They’re up to 100 patients a day who are being seen by a doctor virtually.
“Just like we have walk-in, express clinics, we also have, now, using a video connection where patients and providers can meet with each other,” Dr. Faiman explained.
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